Is Jupiter Ascending Based on a Book?

Several people who have watched the movie want to know if the sci fi/fantasy film Jupiter Ascending is based on a book. Quite a few good movies and screenplays are based on books, especially book series. Even the popular movie 50 Shades of Grey is based on a book, written by E.L. James.

Is Jupiter Ascending Based on a Book- The Wachowskis Screenplay 
Jupiter Ascending was filmed using a screenplay by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachoski. Is Jupiter Ascending a book? No but you can enjoy the DVD and other fantasy books like it. The movie stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter, a cleaning woman turned heiress and Channing Tatum as a tattooed warrior, Caine. Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachoski are siblings who have made an impact on the American film industry as screenwriters, directors and producers.

What is Jupiter Ascending About?

Is Jupiter Ascending Based on a Book- Inspiration
Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski are also responsible for writing and directing V for Vendetta, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and several other popular films. The screenplay written for Jupiter Ascending was partly inspired by two different works:
The Odyssey by Homer
The Wizard of Oz


Jupiter Ascending Book Series – Similar Books

The Odyssey by Homer and The Wizard of Oz both have elements of fantasy. They have elements of military science fiction, fast paced action, characters with honor and space conflict strategy in these books and DVDs:

Red Rising  – The Red Rising Series, Book 1

Europa Rising – The Divine Hammer – The Gliesium Chronicles Book

Jupiter Rising – The Columbus Protocols – The Gliesium Chronicles

John Carter

Comet! An Ell Donsaii story

The Last Apprentice: Seventh Son: Book 1 and Book 2

They served as inspiration for Jupiter Ascending. Some people who have seen the film and read other military science fiction, fast paced fantasy books like Jupiter Rising or the Unauthorized Guide to Jupiter Ascending are of the opinion that adding too many elements of mythology to the movie actually distracted from the story and made it harder for audiences to follow. They also think the burden of explaining the mythology may have made writing the screenplay more difficult for the Wachowskis. What do you think? Share your thoughts on the movie in the comments below.

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