Fans looking forward to watching the Wachowskis sci-fi epic will now have to wait a few more months as the film has been postponed to 2015.
Jupiter Ascending was one of the films that booked its place in the busy summer 2014 line-up but now Warner Bros. Pictures has pulled the plug with its initial release and pushed it to early next year.
The film boasts star power in the form of Mila Kunis who stars as a down on her luck girl from earth who gets elevated to Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum stars as Caine, a genetically-engineered hunter who is hired to track Kunis’ character down.
The postponement does come as a surprise to many as the film was earmarked to be one of the hotly-anticipated blockbusters during the season. However rumours are circulating that the studios weren’t totally pleased with the final cut of the film, which is why it’s gone back to the editing room for further post-production work.
But nevertheless despite the delay, this could bode well for Jupiter Ascending, at least financially. For one, it’s not going to come up against any major release, which should improve its chances for a decent haul at the box-office. Additionally, short delays can turn around a movie, which was proven by G.I. Joe: Retaliation last year, which was postponed from its initial release in 2012 to 2013 for 3D conversion.
Jupiter Ascending is scheduled to be released in Malaysian cinemas February 2015.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures