Jupiter Ascending (2015) Poster


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The crew created a rig of six cameras, called the Panocam, which was mounted on a helicopter and covered nearly 180 degrees of the action. During post production, the directors could combine the overlapped filmed footage, essentially creating a camera that could swing around the action independently of the helicopter's actual flying path.
On the date for the wide release of this movie, February 6, 2015, Jupiter was at its opposition, meaning it was at its closest point to Earth, as well as have its face fully illuminated by the Sun.
The chase sequence in Chicago was codenamed "Fifty-Two Part" by the film's crew. It was the longest sequence in the script and involving some of the film's most difficult stunts. To complete it, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum had to film every day for six months.
Channing Tatum had to wear a mouthpiece to change the shape of his lower jaw to realistically portray a part-canine character. This unfortunately prevented him from closing his mouth and gave him trouble when he had to talk.
When arriving at the planet Ores, the Station V from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) can be seen in the distance amongst the space ships.
VFX supervisor Dan Glass cites European architecture as a major influence on the designs in the film, including Renaissance architecture, modern glass and Gothic art.
Natalie Portman was originally cast as Jupiter Jones, but dropped out. Rooney Mara was considered to replace her, before Mila Kunis was finally cast.
The film was originally slated for release for July 18, 2014, but the studio delayed the film's release and pushed it back six and a half months to give the production more time in the post-production process.
According to the directors, the script was over 600 pages long.
The beautiful interior of the Natural History Museum designed by Alfred Waterhouse in London was used in the filming of "intergalactic space palace" scenes, housing film and stunt crew numbering over 400 and 150 cast and extras
Channing Tatum apparently kept all of his prosthetic ears from the film.
Douglas Booth describes Titus Abrasax as "a bit of a playboy" mentioning his spaceship, as described in the script, is a cross between a Gothic cathedral and the Playboy Mansion.
While doing a Q&A with fans on Reddit, one asked Channing Tatum what the movie was about. He responded "good question. I have the same one myself."
Mila Kunis describes Jupiter Jones as unhappy with her job and life, but also lazy and with no aspirations to do anything about it until Caine Wise finds her.
Filming was completed in 2013 and spent more than a year in post-production, being released in early 2015.
The Wachowski siblings second film that Natalie Portman dropped out of, following Cloud Atlas (2012).
In the second overview scene on Zalintyre, at the end of the bridge you can see the Nationale-Nederlanden building, or "Dancing House" from Prague, Czech Republic.
Panoramic scene of Zalintyre correspond to Bilbao City in Spain modified by computer. Famous buildings as Guggenheim Museum (Gehry design), La Salve bridge or Zubizuri bridge (Calatrava design) are easily identified.
Stinger Apini is semi-retired on Earth and keeps bees, a reference to Sherlock Holmes, who had retired to the Sussex Downs to keep bees in the original short story "His Last Bow".
When Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is captured and taken onto a spaceship in the middle of a corn field, as soon as the spaceship takes off you can see a commonly known crop circle is left in the middle of the field. The crop circle is a common shape seen in hoaxes before and it happens to be the exact shape of the ship Jupiter is taken onto.
This is the first 3D film directed by the Wachowski sisters.
Jupiter Jones' family is Russian. Mila Kunis was born and spent the first few years of her life in the Ukraine which, at the time, was part of the Soviet Union. Not long after her family emigrated to the U.S., the USSR collapsed and the Ukraine became an independent country.
Jupiter Ascending is the Wachowski siblings second movie to receive an MPAA rating lower than R. The first was Speed Racer (2008), which was rated PG. Jupiter Ascending is rated PG-13.
The first film by the Wachowski siblings to be set entirely in the same year as the release of the film (2015) since Bound (1996).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was considered for a role.
After Terry Gilliam appears in the film, someone tells Jupiter she needs to fill out a 27B/6 form. This is a reference to Brazil, directed by Terry Gilliam
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Natalie Portman was cast in the lead role, but dropped out. She was replaced by her close friend Mila Kunis. The two starred together in Black Swan (2010).
Douglas Booth and Vanessa Kirby previously appeared together as Pip and Estella in Great Expectations (2011).
The name of the "pilot" of the good guys' spaceship is "Nesh", a shortening of the Hindu god, Ganesha.
Ondra Dorian was considered for a role.
Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne, respectively, both starred in the horror film Black Death (2010).
Italian censorship visa # 109367 delivered on 27-1-2015.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Stinger Apini, Sean Bean's character, does not die in this film. As a result, there is an in-joke remark that his character "made it through".
This is the second movie by the Wachowskis where the main character ends the movie flying toward the camera. The Matrix (1999) is the first.
Douglas Booth and Eddie Redmayne also appeared in The Pillars of the Earth (2010). In Pillars of the Earth, Douglas Booth's character dies while Eddie Redmayne's character survives. In this film, it's the other way around.

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