The Wachowskis have finally cast their post-Matrix sci-fi trilogy

Their star may have dimmed a bit the past decade, but don't let a relatively quiet few years fool you—the Wachowskis are still hitmakers. To that end, they're gearing up for a new sci-fi trilogy that they hope will recapture the magic of their blockbuster Matrix trilogy, and they've just found their leading couple.

Channing Tatum (GI Joe, 21 Jump Street) and Mila Kunis (Book of Eli, Black Swan) are both in talks to star in the Wachowskis' new sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending, which will likely become a franchise if the first film does well.

No details about the plot have been released, but Deadline is reporting the project will be the "first major science fiction action franchise play since The Matrix."

As for the casting? Both are popular up-and-comers, with Kunis bringing the acting cred, while Tatum has proven himself a capable leading man for anything action-related. So it could actually work.

In the years since the final Matrix film was released in 2003, the Wachowskis have kept busy, most recently releasing the weird-but-awesome Speed Racer in 2008, and their highbrow drama Cloud Atlas is in post-production.

Jupiter Ascending, directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski, is set to go into production later this year.

What do you think: Are you excited for the Wachowskis to make a new sci-fi trilogy?

(via Deadline)

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