HOLLYWOOD – The world of show business was shocked today to learn the Wachowski siblings were still permitted to direct films.
Following the disasters of Cloud Atlas and Speed Racer, Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions, many had believed that there would be some kind of legal mechanism which would keep Lena and Andy Wachowski as far as possible from a director’s chair and camera as humanly possible, tying them up and putting them in some kind of cage if necessary.
However, the Studio Exec has it on good authority that alongside a sequel to Cloud Atlas currently being prepped, the Wachowskis also have a film which will be released in July. Jupiter Ascending is described as a sequel to Space Nugget 3D, the Dan Harmon film which will open Cannes this year.
Lana Wachowski telephoned in the early hours of the morning to tell us more:
Mila Kunis plays Jupiter Jones, a janitor with a genetic secret that she is actually the future leader of the universe. Channing Tatum is a guy sent back to rescue and protect her.
How does it connect to Space Nugget 3D?
Space Nugget 3D exists in the same universe, but the stories are very different. We are hoping to put in some in-jokes for those Nugget-heads who are in the know, but it won’t be necessary to have seen Space Nugget 3D in order to enjoy Jupiter Ascending, although knowing Dan Harmon’s work I would advise everyone to go and see it anyway.
How do you respond to those who believe your work is an abomination and you shouldn’t be allowed to make any more films?
Oh they’re absolutely right. But as long as someone gives us the money we’re going to carry on. Ha ha ha. Ha.
Jupiter Jones will be released in July, 2015.