Jupiter Ascending Delayed to 2015

You’re going to have to wait a lot longer to see the new movie from The Matrix creators Andy and Lana Wachowski.

Warner Bros. has delayed the release of the new science fiction movie Jupiter Ascending by almost a year. It was supposed to come out next month, but will now land in theatres on February 6, 2015. The studio says they need more time to finish the film’s massive number of special effects, but there are rumours that they’re nervous about the project. Some analysts have predicted that it will be a box office bomb, and moving it to the less-crowded winter season will mean less competition.

The new Liam Neeson movie Run All Night is also scheduled for release on February 6, 2015, but it’s expected to be moved. The only other big film coming out that month will be the dark fantasy movie Seventh Son, which ironically, has also been delayed several times. Warner Bros. recently had big financial success in the month of February thanks to The Lego Movie, so it looks like they’re hoping for a repeat with Jupiter Ascending. The last big movie to be pushed back this close to its release was G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which was supposed to come out in 2012, but was moved to 2013. That move actually paid off and the film was a hit.

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” is written and directed by the Wachowskis. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom they have collaborated since “The Matrix” Trilogy, is producing, together with Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.

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