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Jupiter Ascending release postponed to 2015

AP  New York, June 06, 2014
First Published: 15:15 IST(6/6/2014) | Last Updated: 19:08 IST(6/6/2014)

Just six weeks ahead of its planned release, the Wachowskis' space thriller Jupiter Ascending has been postponed to 2015.

Warner Bros. announced the date change late Tuesday. The movie, with a budget of $150 million or more and starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, will now open Feb. 6 instead of July 18.

It's a stunning and unusual move for a high-profile film so close to release. Jupiter Ascending, which Warner Bros. co-financed with Village Roadshow, will bounce out of the lucrative but high-pressure summer movie season and into early February, often a dumping ground for troubled movies.

Andy and Lana Wachowski have a checkered box-office track record. Though their Matrix trilogy was a huge hit, their Cloud Atlas and Speed Racer both flopped at the box office.

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