Cloud Atlas may not have been the critical and commercial success the Wachowskis (and co-director Tom Twyker) had hoped, but they’re now planning a return to the sci-fi arena with Jupiter Ascending. They’ve already got Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis attached to star, and now Variety reports that Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne is in talks to join him.
The movie is set in a future where humans are considered the lowest form of life in the galaxy. Tatum is set to star as an intergalactic bounty hunter who is sent by the Queen of the Universe to kill an human woman (Kunis) whose genetic detailss are identical to the Queen’s. And as this is the movies, the would-be assassin begins to fall in love with the person he’s supposed to kill.
It’s not been revealed how Eddie Redmayne fits into all this. Andy and Lana Wachowski will direct from their own screenplay, with production scheduled to begin early next year.