Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski‘s sci-fi space epic “Jupiter Ascending” will debut Tuesday at Sundance Film Festival as this year’s “secret screening,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
The delay was said to be the result of the film’s complicated visual effects, which couldn’t be completed by the original summer rollout date.
As TheWrap previously reported, “Jupiter Ascending” has been plagued by bad buzz since its initial trailer and many industry insiders predicted it would struggle at the summer box office, given its hefty price tag, which is believed to be north of $150 million.
The Wachowskis, who famously directed the “Matrix” trilogy, are coming off of two other big-budget films which underperformed at the box office, “Speed Racer” with Emile Hirsch and “Cloud Atlas” with Tom Hanks.
Last year’s secret Sundance film was Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac: Vol. I.” which starred Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard.
Variety first reported the news.