In space, no one can hear you pout seductively and show off your perfect cheekbones. Deadline reports today that Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis have been offered the lead roles in Jupiter Ascending, a new sci-fi film directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski. This is the first sci-fi action franchise the Wachowski siblings have attempted since the success of their blockbuster Matrix series. Luckily for us, the Wachowskis remember exactly what the viewing audience wants out of their sci-fi heroes: extreme hotness. Think about it: would Neo have been as compelling a futuristic savior if he’d been played by, say, Steve Buscemi instead of Keanu Reeves? Would as many people have been into the movie if Kathy Bates was cast as Trinity over Carrie-Anne Moss? Yes, we know that alternate casting does sound amazing, but would you put them up in your locker? We rest our case.
The Wachowskis are currently finishing their sci-fi drama Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. The plot of Jupiter is currently unknown, but word has it that the premise will be an original concept from the directors, as was The Matrix. Hmmm, but have they come up with something hotter than all those swirling black leather dusters? How about dripping wet tank tops? Consider that suggestion a gift to the Jupiter wardrobe department, guys! And to your box office!
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