Sean Bean Goes to Space in Jupiter Ascending

Famous actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) signed to star in Lana and Andy Wachowski’s upcoming film, Jupiter Ascending were he’ll portray “a Han Solo-type” of character. The English actor will work alongside with Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe), Mila Kunis (Book of Eli) and Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) in the movie.

Sean Bean, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum join Jupiter Ascending

Sean Bean, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum join Jupiter Ascending

The Wachowski’s film is about galaxies, a bounty hunter (Tatum), a toilet-scrubbing Russian immigrant (Kunis), and DNA-cloning. On the other hand, Bean will play Stinger, a space-rogue in a story that takes place in a time where humans are at the lowest point of the evolutionary ladder. This events follow a woman who has been target for assassination by the Queen of the Universe.

Here’s a basic synopsis of the Wachowki’s project:

Imagine a universe in which human beings are just the Cro-Magnons, or even the Australopithecines, of what beings can ultimately go on to become in the galaxy. It’s a return to form for [the Wachowskis], because these higher forms of life are watching us from other, albeit this time non-meta worlds, but actual, other worlds, as in planets and moons.

It’s supposed to be the first entry in a trilogy, centers on an unlikely (and as with The Matrix, ultimately reluctant) heroine: A recent Russian immigrant — played by actual Ukrainian immigrant Mila Kunis — who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule.

These evolved beings fall into various different groups, all of which share some human DNA but who have become evolved after being bred with animal DNA to heighten their best characteristics — e.g., soldiers getting their fearlessness, strength, and a pack mentality from wolves; workers getting their industriousness and reputation for diligence from bees.

Pretty soon, a bounty hunter of the evolved-being type is dispatched to dispose of the Cleaning Lady with the Great Pair of Nucloetides, but, as you’d expect with a Matrix re-dux, they fall in love. And for having fallen for his target, the bounty hunter — who we hear will be played by Channing Tatum — well, let’s just say that things get messy after that, because his employers take a-less-than-enlightened-being reaction to his decision to protect rather than kill her.”

Let’s hope that we see Bean’s character reach the end of this upcoming film-trilogy…


I’m a 31-year-old bilingual writer, with a passion for running; exercise fan. Enjoys reading comics, scifi stories, working in a online scifi comic. Organizer of the zombie walk in Guayaquil, Ecuador.


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