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Netflix's 'Sens8' Is A Sci-Fi Exploration Of Individuality And Identity: WATCH

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The first trailer for Sens8, the new Netflix original sci-fi series created by the Wachowskis has dropped, and it looks phenomenal. Sense8 tells the story of eight strangers from across the world who inexplicably develop a telepathic bond with one another. Their gestalt mind not only allows them to share thought and memories, but it also challenges them to question what it means to be an individual.

“It’s a global story told on a planetary scale about human transcendence and what it ultimately means to be human in a contemporary society,” Sens8 co-creator Joe Straczynski explained to Buzzfeed.

Sense8Sens8’s cast is as diverse as its settings, connecting the lives of a handful of different men and women in ways that digs into how we traditionally think of our identities. Imagine if you, a gay man, suddenly began to experience the thoughts and memories of a straight, black transwoman you’d never met before. Everything you know about yourself begins to suffuse with a foreign identity and soon enough, you’re not quite sure who you are anymore. That’s the kind of experience Sens8’s characters find themselves faced with, Straczynski explains.

“It starts off with sensory input, then gradually, it becomes more and more literal where you’re in a room by yourself, but there’s somebody else there and you’re in San Francisco, but that character is in Seoul,” he elaborated. “You see each other in the same room no one else can see, but you can see them and you have a conversation and that person knows parts of you and knows things about you.”

In 1999 Lana and Andy Wachowski changed the way that we think about science fiction films with the Matrix. Ever since the duo first introduced us to cinematic bullet time and the magic of wire fighting, they’ve worked hard to recapture filmgoers’ wonder with a series of subsequent films that have landed rather flat.

Depending on who you ask, time was one of the things that stood in the way of the Wachowski’s Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, and Jupiter Ascending. Working within the confines of a film studio’s direction, many Wachowski fans insist, ultimately led to their post-Matrix films not living up to all the hype. Perhaps with twelve hour-long episodes to tell their next epic tale, the Wachowskis can strike gold once again.

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The Reign of Jupiter Begins in Extended Trailer For The Wachowski's Space Opera 'Jupiter Ascending' - VIDEO

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An extended trailer for the space opera film Jupiter Ascending from the Wachowski siblings just debuted complete with visually striking costume design and beautiful CGI cinematography. The film features Mila Kunis as janitor Jupiter Jones and Channing Tatum as interstellar warrior Caine Wise. Wise informs Jupiter that she's secretly the heir to Earth and that alien royalty has put a bounty on her in a war of interstellar dynasties to usurp her claim to Earth. Epic space battles ensue.

The film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne and Douglas Booth with Michael Giacchino providing the score. In theaters February 6.

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Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne Battle for Earth's Future in New 'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer - VIDEO

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A new international trailer for The Wachowskis' upcoming space opera Jupiter Ascending dropped over the weekend, featuring more of that alien dynasty drama you've come to expect if you've been keeping up with the film's previous trailers

Starring Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, and Mila Kunis and arriving in theaters February 6. 

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New 'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer Features Warrior Elf Channing Tatum and Power-Crazed Eddie Redmayne: VIDEO

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Check out the latest trailer for Jupiter Ascending, the upcoming sci-fi extravaganza featuring Channing Tatum as a muscled, elfin, genetically engineered ex-military hunter and Mila Kunis as the newly reincarnated Queen of the Universe. The film also stars Eddie Redmayne as a royal megalomaniac (and a delightfully attractive one at that) and Sean Bean as the "Han Solo-type" character. 

Written, produced, and directed by The Wachowskis (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas), the film will be released next February.

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Channing Tatum Works His Elf Warrior Magic in The Wachowski's 'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer: VIDEO

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A muscled, elfin, genetically engineered ex-military hunter Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, the latest sci-fi extravaganza from Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) about a human targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe.

Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean co-star in the film, which arrives in July.

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Lana Wachowski Says a Desire for Anonymity Kept Her from Speaking Out About Transition: VIDEO

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At a Toronto International Film Festival press interview for Cloud Atlas, Lana Wachowski is asked by Canada's LGBT news outlet Xtra why she felt it was time to address her transition.

Said Wachowski:

"I did feel some responsibility to GLBT people and a lot of people have been asking me to be more public. but we love anonymity. We love our privacy. We don't really think celebrity does much to improve your life. We actually think it worsens your life. So it was a big decision. So it took a long time. .."

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