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 are based on books. 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
Jupiter Ascending was filmed using a screenplay by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachoski. 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.

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

Those two stories both have elements of fantasy. They served as inspiration for Jupiter Ascendng. Some people who have seen the film and read the book for Jupiter Rising 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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