You know, the Wachowskis are a rare breed of directors. They continue to make fun and unique films unlike anything we’re seeing in cinema today. They ushered in a new era of sci-fi and action films with “The Matrix”. “Speed Racer” was an underrated family film and of course “Cloud Atlas”, the amazing, best film of last year. Now they’re back with “Jupiter Ascending”, which stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne. The big budget sci-fi epic is, from Cinema Blend: a futuristic drama set in a future world where humans have become the lowest species on the intergalactic totem pole.

And now WB is giving it a release date of July 25, 2014. This is significant for a variety of reasons. First, it’s getting a summer release that’s not August. And this is the time of year WB has traditionally released it’s biggest guns of the summer: “The Dark Knight”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “Inception”. So yeah, they’re putting a lot of faith behind this film. It will have stiff competition. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is getting released just a week before and Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” starring Dwayne Johnson is opening July 25 as well.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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