Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum’s upcoming film “Jupiter Ascending” is supposed to be out in July, but due to last-minute glitches, the release date has been pushed to February 6, 2015.
On Tuesday, Warner Bros. domestic distribution president Dan Fellman has announced that the delay was caused by the bulk of on-going visual effects.
“We’ve been trying like hell to get this finished,” Fellman told the Los Angeles Times. “But there are over 2,000 visual effects shots in the movie, and it’s just not gonna happen in time.”
He added, “We got down to the wire and we just had to make a decision. It doesn’t matter what anybody says. Nobody has seen the movie, so everybody is speculating. People said bad things about ‘World War Z’ when that got pushed, and look how that turned out.”
The futuristic epic space opera, written, directed and mainly produced by Lana and Andy Wachowski, is about Jupiter Jones (Kunis), who learns from an inter-planetary warrior (Tatum) that she is a space royalty and is set to inherit the Earth, making her life vulnerable from other alien royalty who wish to seize what is rightfully hers. It also stars Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne.