HOLLYWOOD – Following the high profile flop of Jupiter Ascending, few thought that a sequel was likely or desirable but a scaled down Jupiter Ascending sequel is now on the cards.
The Wachowski Sisters are to direct a sequel to last year’s Jupiter Ascending, it has been revealed, but with a much reduced budget. Mila Kunis will not return as Jupiter Jones, the Earth woman who takes on the villains, nor will Channing Tatum as the hybrid man-dog Caine Wise. They have been replaced by Lindsay Lohan and Hayden Christensen.
The Wachowskis slipped into the Studio Exec bungalow to talk EXCLUSIVELY about the new pic.
We really roasted the studio on the last one and there was no way in this solar system that they would put up the money to take a bath on the sequel as well. And yet we still felt that we had a story to tell. A truly compelling story.
Lilly: Yeah, there was no way they were going to help us out unless we cut the money right back. Mila and Channing were really cool about it. We showed them what we intended to do about the story and how we couldn’t afford them anymore and they seemed really happy.
Lana: True professionals.
LIlly: So then we got Lindsay Lohan and Hayden Christensen.
So they were cheaper?
Lana: $5000 each.
That’s amazingly cheap!
Lilly: We felt bad asking them for more.
Oh, they’re paying?
Lana: Er, yeah.
And the story?
Lilly: What story?
Lana: The story is a continuation, but instead of having lots of expensive effects it’s going to take place in a garage that needs tidying up.
Lilly: We do have some exteriors of lawns being mown and basic landscape gardening being done. And the style is going to be a lot more handheld.
Lana: As if filmed on a phone.
Lilly: And we’re changing the title.