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Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski‘s sci-fi space epic “Jupiter Ascending” will debut Tuesday at Sundance Film Festival as this year’s “secret screening,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
The delay was said to be the result of the film’s complicated visual effects, which couldn’t be completed by the original summer rollout date. »
- Travis Reilly
Few filmmakers have the keen eye for visual effects and as Lana and Andy Wachowski. With the likes of The Matrix Trilogy, Speed Racer and 2013’s somewhat underwhelming Cloud Atlas, the siblings have an innate ability of bringing sci-fi spectacle to life, immersing the audience in worlds as alien and bizarre as the next.
So, with Jupiter Ascending a little over a week away, there’s no doubting that fans of the eclectic directors are chomping at the bit to see the latest visual delight the pair have cooked up, and today Warner Bros. released a final batch of promo material to stoke that excitement. With over a dozen screenshots cramming up the gallery below, it’s little wonder that there is any of the film left to see; still, the studio’s upcoming space-faring adventure is beautiful to behold.
But with an ensemble cast that could make any sci-fi project go green, »
- Michael Briers
Many people are still questioning whether The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending is worth their time. The visually impressive film looks like a blend of Dune and Star Wars crossed with Cloud Atlas and Speed Racer. Still, the ambitious scifi tale could end up a box office bomb of John Carter proportions. But, for movie fans, this movie features a stellar cast that we now get a new look at thanks to over thirty brand new images. Despite the marketing focus on Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, these »
- Alex Maidy
Hands up if, at any point in the past few months, you’ve wandered past Lego’s recent Back To The Future DeLorean or Ghostbusters Ecto-1 sets on a shop shelf and felt an overwhelming sense of pure, child-like joy overcome you.
I think it’s a fairly safe bet that a decent number of you are now sitting at your desk, on the train or even on the lavatory with a hand thrust in the air, much to the bewilderment of those around you (that last bit’s less likely if you are indeed on the loo right now). The Lego Movie catapulted the company back into the eyes of kids, adults and collectors, and there’s plenty for film fans to get involved with.
Since introducing licensed franchises in 1999 with the immensely successful Lego Star Wars range, which is still going to this day – and will be until »
- Chris Wharfe
Andy and Lana Wachowski are two of the most dynamic filmmakers working in Hollywood today. Their 2012 masterpiece, Cloud Atlas, was overlooked by nearly everyone, but it's a stunningly emotional and vibrant piece of work that will almost certainly be looked back on fondly as an example of ambitious and risky filmmaking that you don't see too often in today's movie landscape. The directors, who most notably created The Matrix franchise, directed yet another underrated film - 2008's Speed Racer - and finally have Jupiter Ascending arriving in theaters this year.
/Film points us to a 100 minute interview the filmmaking duo did last year with the DePaul Visiting Artist Series, in which the writing/directing team talk about everything from developing projects to their influences and much more. It's a fascinating discussion, and worth watching if you're a fan of their work. (For example: did you ever recognize that Snow White and the Huntsman »
- Ben Pearson
With the release of Jupiter Ascending coming next month, we're probably going to hear a lot more from Andy & Lana Wachowski, and there will probably be a lot of questions about what they're going to do next. But in the meantime, let's flashback to a couple years ago for an extensive interview with the directing duo back in 2013 when they sat down for a 100-minute interview as part of the DePaul Visiting Artists Series. The interview spans their entire career, and while we haven't had a chance to watch the entire interview yet, you'll see pretty early on that it's a fascinating in-depth discussion about their filmmaking. Here's the interview with Andy & Lana Wachowski from DePaul Visiting Artists Series (via SlashFilm): And you can watch the latest trailer for Andy & Lana Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending right here. Jupiter Ascending is written and directed by filmmaker siblings Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, »
- Ethan Anderton
Anghus Houvouras on Hollywood’s big gambles of 2015…
2015 has the potential to be a landmark year for film. By now you’re familiar with the slew of big budget blockbusters being lined up at theaters this year. There’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Jurassic World, as well as new installments of Fast & Furious, Bond, and Terminator. The familiar franchises are being rolled out with marked regularity. The risk averse movies that have built in audiences and an almost zero chances of failure. But what about the other big budget films? The ones that aren’t such a ‘sure thing’ Here’s a look at some of 2015’s most interesting gambles.
I know, you’re skeptical. And you’re right to be. First off, it’s the Wachowskis who have been more ‘miss’ than ‘hit’ since The Matrix came out in 1999. Even if you liked the sequels, »
- Anghus Houvouras
7 items from 2015
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