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Principal photography began in January on the film, which is based on French comic series Valerian And Laureline.
The story centres on Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne), special operatives for the government who are charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is scheduled for a release in 2017. »
Berlin — Lionsgate U.K. has taken U.K. rights to “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which Luc Besson has written and is directing. The film stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, and started principal photography in Paris on Jan. 6.
Besson based his screenplay on the French science-fiction comic series “Valerian and Laureline,” created by artist Jean-Claude Mezieres and writer Pierre Christin. Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu also star in the film.
- Leo Barraclough
Lionsgate UK has acquired Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The territory was one of the last major unsold sites for Besson’s sci-fi epic. Filming has been underway for weeks on the $180M 3D sci-fi epic based on the French 1967 graphic novel series by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. The cast includes Dane DeHaan and Cara Delavingne, who are respectively playing Valerian and Laureline, a pair of spatio-temporal agents who help defend an… »
Lionsgate UK has swooped on Luc Besson's big-budget sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets for the U.K. market. First announced in Cannes last year, the $180 million film is based on the comic series created by artist Jean-Claude Mezieres and writer Pierre Christin and stars Dane Dehaan as a time-traveling cop with Cara Delevingne as his companion. The eclectic cast also includes Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu. Likened to Besson's 1997 hit The Fifth Element, Valerian started production in Paris in January. "We are thrilled to
- Alex Ritman
Filmmaker Luc Besson is knee-deep in production on his sci-fi epic, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (say that 5 times fast) and has taken the time to upload a behind-the-scenes picture almost every day. What we have here are some of the actors taking part, namely Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Rutger Hauer, and Rihanna, as well as some of the sets and styles of the upcoming picture. Take a look!... Read More »
- Sean Wist
- Garth Franklin
In production now is Luc Besson's biggest sci-fi epic since The Fifth Element and I am crazy, crazy excited for it. I don't know if it's going to be any good, but I'm just really happy that Luc Besson is making another big, huge sci-fi space opera movie. Valerian, originally titled in full Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets, stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne (seen below) as time-traveling agents investigating a galactic empire. Besson started filming in January and has been posting photos every day to his Instagram. They're shooting for 115 days in total, with 420 crew members working on the production in France (via Instagram). None of these photos are major reveals, but I love that filmmakers are open to sharing images while they're in the middle of making a move. It's exciting to get a glimpse of the process. Take a look below. Starting at »
- Alex Billington
Director: Anton Corbijn
Special Features: Cast & Crew Interviews
Chronicling the iconic 1955 Life magazine photo spread of James Dean and the actor’s friendship with photographer Dennis Stock, Life is an interesting if slightly unusual subject for a film. Directed by Control’s Anton Corbijn (a former photographer himself), the film stars Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan as the two young men trying to make a name for themselves in 50’s Los Angeles.
Following a chance encounter with rising star James Dean (Dane DeHaan) at an La party, red-carpet photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) attempts to further both their careers by masterminding a photo feature to coincide with the release of East Of Eden. Planning to sell the feature to Life magazine, Stock agrees to follow the reticent Dean to New York and Indiana, taking natural photos of the actor as they go. »
- Mike McCarthy
A question: how is it that we seem to get a new screen version of Hamlet once a decade or so, yet Macbeth (Studiocanal, 15) has remained largely untouched since Roman Polanski’s hefty 1971 version? If it wasn’t already the most wildly cinematic of all Shakespeare plays, Justin Kurzel’s stripped-back, blood-caked and fire-breathing new version is certainly out to prove the point. Some have complained that it loses too many words, yet in their place are vivid, scorched-in images: snow and sparks, heaving bodies in tangled states of violence, skies that bleed in saturated scarlet.
I honestly can’t remember which passages are missing. Kurzel finds such an intuitive visual language for the Scottish play that I »
- Guy Lodge
Anton Corbijn may be one of the most unassuming film directors out there. A world-renowned photographer who by his own admission never intended to make the jump into movies, he’s been behind some of the most exciting movies of the past ten years, including Joy Division biopic Control, George Clooney thriller The American, John le Carré adaptation A Most Wanted Man (which featured Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s final lead role) and last year’s incredibly underrated Life, which documents the story behind the iconic photographs of James Dean.
To celebrate the home video release of Life (available in the UK from February 1st) we got a chance to chat with Corbijn about another late icon on film, as well as his recent career move into cinema.
When I interviewed Anton, it was mere hours after the announcement of David Bowie’s passing. He’d worked with the singer »
- Alex Leadbeater
With a long TV track record behind him, Justin Chadwick has transitioned to filmmaking, making respectable fare like "The Other Boleyn Girl" and "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." This year, he's got the 17th century set drama "Tulip Fever" coming featuring a rather remarkable cast including Alicia Vikander, Jack O'Connell, Christoph Waltz, Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Judi Dench, Holliday Grainger, and even Zach Galifianakis. And the director is already gearing up his next effort, with no less impressive an ensemble. Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2016 Harrison Ford, Natalie Dormer, Martin Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Paul Bettany will star in "Official Secrets." Based on the book, "The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion," the film the true story of the run up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, centering on Katharine Gun (Dormer), a young British intelligence »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Last week we swooned over Dane DeHaan’s pitch perfect portrayal of a self-serious gay NYC teen in In Treatment and this week we’re returning to what continues to be HBO’s most cherished Lgbt theme: the AIDS crisis. We’ve talked about it here, there, and here, here, and yep, here again… Much of this project has been about discovery, but The Normal Heart is still relatively recent and so below find some words I’d dispatched when I first saw it close to two years ago.
“And every gay man who refuses to come forward now and fight to save his own life is truly helping to kill the rest of us.” — Ned Weeks
Anger fuels much of The Normal Heart and the play/film’s ability to showcase such raw and seemingly useless feeling is one of the more extraordinary things to come out of Kramer’s life and work. »
- Manuel Betancourt
Sara Hemrajani on Hollywood’s love affair with its Golden Age…
Since there’s no business like show business, it’s unsurprising that one of Hollywood’s favourite topics is itself. The recent wave of award nominations for Trumbo, including a best actor Oscar nod for Bryan Cranston, is fresh evidence of the industry’s fascination with the so-called Golden Age.
In Trumbo, Cranston plays real-life writer Dalton Trumbo who was jailed and blacklisted for his ties to the American Communist Party. Despite the ban, Trumbo and his peers managed to flout the system using pseudonyms and support from eager filmmakers. He went on to write screenplays for classics such as Roman Holiday and Spartacus.
Following swiftly in its steps is Hail, Caesar!, the Coen brothers’ throwback to the glossy studio pictures of the 1940s. The trailer reveals characters reminiscent of Gene Kelly and Esther Williams, as well as producer »
- Sara Hemrajani
To celebrate the release of Life, available on DVD, Blu-ray and On-demand from 1st February 2016, we have 3 Blu-rays up for grabs.
In 1955 fledgling photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) convinced the young and up and coming actor James Dean (Dane DeHaan) to allow him to shoot him for an article in Life Magazine. Together the two took a trip from La to Dean’s hometown of Fairmont, Indiana via New York so that Stock could capture Dean in all the environments that had affected and shaped his unique character.
While Stock thinks he’s capturing a star in the moment before his meteoric rise, it gradually becomes clear that he’s actually documenting Dean’s final moments of intimacy and simplicity weeks before his untimely death and creating the photos that would turn him into an icon.
Available to Download now and on DVD, Blu-ray and On-demand from 1st February »
- Laura Holmes
EuropaCorp had hired Danish director Martin Zandvliet in August to direct “Kursk” from a script by “Saving Private Ryan” screenwriter Robert Rodat, based on Robert Moore’s book “A Time to Die.” Zandvliet is no longer attached.
The Kursk sunk during a Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea after explosions within the submarine. The Russian government refused help from foreign governments for five days before agreeing to aid from the British and Norwegian governments.
The Russian Navy initially asserted that the sinking had been caused by a collision with another vessel but the government eventually admitted that the cause was a torpedo explosion in the submarine.
- Dave McNary
Manuel is working his way through all the Lgbt-themed HBO productions...
Last week we looked back at the 1990 1989 Oscar ceremony (it took place in 1990 but celebrated the best of 1989) and got to see an unfazed Jessica Lange and a blustered Charlton Heston, both things which are equally entertaining to watch. This week, we’re tempering our nerves over Haynes’s Oscar snub with a visit to In Treatment’s Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne).
Developed by Rodrigo García (who we talked about briefly since he directed Six Feet Under’s “A Private Life”), this HBO show is an American adaptation of the Israeli series BeTipul. Aired as a five-night series, every episode follows a session with Dr. Weston. For today we’re looking at season three’s “Week 1: Jesse” where we meet Dane DeHaan’s character Jesse. And boy is he a testy one!
Playing an aloof New York »
- Manuel Betancourt
The Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comic book isn't as a well known as the Marvel and DC titles, so when it comes to secrecy on set, there is little in trade for making sure people actually know what this is by the time it hits theaters in summer 2017. Helping to promote the movie firsthand is star Cara Delevingne, who has been constantly giving us sneak peeks behind the curtain ever since production started a few weeks ago. She is back on her personal Instagram page today, and she is showing a quick video of everyone hard at work, including herself.
Principle photography started on the Luc Besson written and directed film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets the first week of January. The movie stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, and is slated for release July 21, 2017. Luc Besson based his screenplay on the French »
Robert Pattinson’s new gritty Dior cologne ad, shot in black-and-white on the streets of New York City, was released today. The “Twilight” actor's images capture the essence of famed ’50s actor James Dean, who is the subject of Pattinson’s latest movie “Life.” In the movie, Pattinson played Dennis Stock, in what many critics considered a case of monumental miscasting. They thought he should have played Dean, because of his ability to evoke the same haunting visage. Instead the role went to little-known actor Dane DeHaan. ...Read More »
- Keith Girard
Principle photography has commenced on the Luc Besson written and directed film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The movie stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, and is slated for release July 21, 2017. Luc Besson based his screenplay on the French science fiction comic series "Valerian and Laureline" created by artist Jean-Claude Mézières and writer Pierre Christin.
Also starring in the film is Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock and Yifan Wu. The story follows Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), two special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Virginie Besson-Silla is producing the film on behalf of EuropaCorp, while Fundamental Films, BNP Paribas, Orange, Universum Film, Gulf Film, River Road Entertainment, Belga Films and TF1 Films Production are the main co-financiers of the movie.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets begins production January 5, 2016 in Paris. »
Luc Besson, the filmmaker known for bringing to life Leon and The Fifth Element, is returning to to the realm of Sci-Fi with an adaption of the French comic, "Valerian and Laureline." Principle photography has begun in Paris on Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. The story follows special operatives for the government of human territories, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara... Read More »
- Sean Wist
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