‘Jupiter Ascending’ trailer: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum raise sci-fi heat

March 26, 2014 | 5:28 p.m.

Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum take center stage in the new trailer for Andy and Lana Wachowski’s latest sci-fi venture, “Jupiter Ascending,” and the clip offers some of the same mix of futuristic spectacle and existential exploration that catapulted the duo to international acclaim with “The Matrix” nearly 15 years ago.

“Jupiter Ascending” stars Kunis as Jupiter Jones, a young woman born on Earth whose “genetic signature” marks her as a target for the Queen of the Universe. Tatum, sporting guyliner, plays Caine, identified early in the trailer as a “perfect hunting machine,” who becomes Jupiter’s protector.

Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne also have featured roles.

The film is the first from the Wachowskis after their audacious literary adaptation with Tom Tykwer, “Cloud Atlas,” which was based on the 2004 novel by David Mitchell and starred Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Jim Broadbent playing multiple interconnected roles across the centuries.

Like their “Matrix” films, “Cloud Atlas” distinguished the Wachowskis as superlative visual storytellers, and “Jupiter Ascending” appears to continue that tradition, with eye-popping space imagery rendered on a grand scale.

“Jupiter Ascending” is set to arrive in theaters July 25.

What do you think of the latest “Jupiter Ascending” trailer? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex

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