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Luc Besson is the director of "The Professional" and "The Fifth Element," but is also the brains behind the "Taken" and "The Transporter" franchises, which he created through his EuropaCorp company. Today we have a list of upcoming EuropaCorp productions, which include sequels to female action films "Lucy" and "Colombiana." While the hope is to create new franchises, there's a good chance Besson will take a very different approach with the two properties. "Lucy" was released last year and starred Scarlet Johansson. The film was a surprising hit, grossing a whopping $458 million worldwide on a budget of only $40 million. The sequel will likely bring back Johansson and have a bigger budget. "Colombiana" wasn't as lucky. It hit theaters in 2011 and starred Zoe Saldana. The movie cost $40 million to make and was only about to earn $61 million worldwide. It was also hated by critics. So it's very likely that the sequel »
Read More: Watch: Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are Divorcées Turned Crime Capers in New 'Love Punch' Clips [Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. "Survivor," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.] You could be forgiven for confusing James McTeigue's new film "Survivor" with the long-running reality television series of the same name. Watch the clip from the film above to clear that all up. It features Milla Jovovich being scolded by a U.K. bureaucrat for unorthodox work tactics. In the film, Jovovich ("The Fifth Element," "Resident Evil") stars as a security officer who is forced to go on the run after accidentally uncovering a terrorist conspiracy at the U.S. embassy in London. Pierce Brosnan ("Goldeneye," "The World Is Not »
- Becca Nadler
Taylor Swift's just-released 'Bad Blood' music video is positively jam-packed with movie references. From Kill Bill to The Hunger Games, Taylor and promo director Joseph Kahn have obviously been rummaging through their DVD collections to bring together their latest opus.
Digital Spy rounds up 7 movie hat tips from the star-studded 'Bad Blood' video below...
1. Kill Bill
2. Sin City
3 and 4. Prometheus / The Fifth Element
The body scanner looks a lot like the medical bay from Prometheus, and Taylor's outfit is taking its cue from Milla Jovovich's Leeloo attire in The Fifth Element. Fast-forward the vid and you'll find Hayley Williams's Crimson Curse in a red Leeloo wig. »
Cara Delevingne has been cast in the Luc Besson-directed 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'. The 22-year-old model-turned-actress, who recently starred in 'The Face Of An Angel', is set to appear alongside American actor Dane DeHaan in an adaptation of the French comic book series 'Valerian and Laureline'. Luc, who directed the 1997 blockbuster 'The Fifth Element', tweeted: ''My first tweet ever! Let's share a real news! My next film is a big sci-fi: #Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.'' His message was soon retweeted by Cara, who's been cast as 11th century peasant girl Laureline in the story about time travel. Cara's casting comes shortly after she revealed that she much prefers acting to modelling, even though she made her name as a catwalk star. The London-born beauty said: ''I've always wanted to be an actress, more than anything in the world. »
Last year, Luc Besson steered the sci-fi movie Lucy to box office gold, marking his latest foray into a genre that he's served really rather well over the course of his career. Whether writing, producing or directing, Besson's pawprints have been on projects such as The Fifth Element, Lockout and Arthur And The Invisibles. His next film as director, however, he's already calling the "biggest challenge of my career".
The film in question is Valerian, based on the French science fiction comics series by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres. Set for release in the summer of 2017, the film is set to star Dane DeHaan as a time travel agents, trying to maintain law and order in the 28th century. Cara Delevingne, currently shooting Suicide Squad, is set to co-star. »
Fans have been holding out for a sequel to The Fifth Element for nearly twenty years now. Unfortunately, as writer-director Luc Besson's producer (and wife) Virginie Besson-Silla told us last year in an interview, that sequel is highly unlikely to ever happen. But, if what you loved about that sci-fi classic was its far future setting, alien races, interstellar weirdness, and Earth being caught up in a war for the universe, then you'll be happy to hear about Besson's next movie. Besson announced the news on Twitter that he will be directing Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an adaptation of the French comic series. The name alone already has us imagining the tone of it all, but the comic's plot [via Amazon] is very, very Fifth Element-y: Valerian and...
- Peter Hall
Add another director to the list of those embracing social media to help personalise their promotional duties: Luc Besson. He’s taken to twitter to announce his new project, sci-fi adaptation Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, which has Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan on board to star.Starring @danedehaan & @Caradelevingne. Shooting in December. In theaters 2017. »
Now that's how you join Twitter. Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element" is one of those movies that seems to have grown over the years since it was first released, and I am pleased to see how often it's mentioned these days or referenced in some way. It has been confounding to see Besson's directing career over the eighteen years since it came out, though, because he hasn't even come close to making a film in the same genre. There was a point where he claimed he was completely retired, and he's made movies like "Arthur And The Invisibles" and "Lucy" instead of making the "Fifth Element" sequel "Mr. Shadow" or something else that might scratch that same itch. When I moderated the Universal panel for "Lucy" at WonderCon in the spring of 2014, I got some time to talk to Besson about his work in general, and we talked about »
- Drew McWeeny
Luc Besson has officially started tweeting. The French director of such classics as The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional and Nikita, revealed his next project in his very first tweet on the social network.
My first tweet ever! Let’s share a real news! My next film is a big sci-fi: #Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) May 12, 2015
Besson revealed that the two main roles in the movie have already been cast, and they go to Chronicle star Dane DeHaan and model/ actress Cara Delevingne, who will be seen in this summer’s Paper Towns and next year’s DC adaptation Suicide Squad. Besson also revealed the first logo for the movie, which will »
- Paul Heath
Luc Besson, coming off the surprise smash Lucy, is preparing to adapt a long-running and influential set of Belgian science fiction stories co-created by one of his visual designers on The Fifth Element. The Valérian and Laureline stories feature a pair of galactic adventurers on wide-ranging missions across space and time. The two characters debuted in 1967 […]
- Russ Fischer
Announced today via the filmmaker’s own and new-fangled Twitter account, Besson also confirmed that the genre piece has snapped up two of the industry’s most-promising young talents in The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Dane DeHaan and model-cum-actress Cara Delevingne, who can be seen rubbing shoulders with the other members of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
Starring @danedehaan & @Caradelevingne. Shooting in December. In theaters 2017. pic.twitter.com/R3STb1aPsf
— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) May 12, 2015
It’s understood that Besson will write and direct the feature film, which is to be based on Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières’ eyponymous graphic novel series. Stepping into the roles of Valerian and Laureline, respectively, De Haan and Delevingne will be a key »
- Michael Briers
It's time. French director Luc Besson has announced his next project, and he's going back to sci-fi once again. Besson just joined Twitter and the first thing he wrote was an announcement ("My first tweet ever! Let's share a real news!") with details on his new project - an adaptation of the graphic novel Valerian. He has finished casting, with Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne (seen in the upcoming Paper Towns) set to star, shooting the end of this year, for release in summer of 2017 from EuropaCorp. Bring on the big epic Besson sci-fi! I am a huge, huge fan of The Fifth Element (it's one of my favorites ever) and if this is indeed him going back to that style (based on this cover I'd say so), then hell yes. See all the tweets + details below. All of the tweets from @LucBesson introducing his new sci-fi movie, including the »
- Alex Billington
With the exception of last summer’s surprise blockbuster Lucy, Luc Besson hasn’t had a true classic film since The Fifth Element back in 1997. But now arriving nearly two decades later, Besson is returning to those sci-fi roots.
Today the French director joined Twitter, and for his first ever posting announced some big news: his new film would be the sci-fi Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Deadline confirmed the news, along with the update that Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spiderman, Chronicle, The Place Beyond the Pines) and Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) would star. DeHaan will play the title character Valerian.
Besson additionally said on Twitter that the film would begin shooting in December and would be expected for a 2017 release. See all his tweets and a new logo he released for the film below:
My first tweet ever! Let’s share a real news! My next »
- Brian Welk
DeHaan and Delevingne will play the characters Valerian and Laureline. Besson will write and direct, while Virginie Besson Silla will produce on behalf of their production company EuropaCorp, which will finance, produce and distribute.
The graphic novel was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres in 1967 and has since sold over 10 million copies in 21 languages. Production is set to begin at the end of this year with a global release slated for the summer of 2017.
EuropaCorp’s sales includes “The Transporter Refueled,” the start of a new trilogy in the studio’s action franchise, debuting September 4; “Shut In,” starring Naomi Watts, which will be released February 19; “Nine Lives,” starring Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner, slated for April 29; and “The Lake,” starring Sullivan Stapleton and Jk Simmons, which will hit theaters on »
- Dave McNary
Luc Besson used his first tweets to announce that he will be writing and directing”Valerian,” an adaptation of a French science fiction graphic novel set to star Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne. He made the announcement on Tuesday. DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and Delevingne (“Paper Towns”) will play the leads in the story, first published in France as “Valerian and Laureline” in comic book form in 1967, about a spacetime-traveling agent and his female counterpart. The series was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres, the latter of whom was a concept designer on Besson’s “The Fifth Element. »
- Jordan Burchette
The Fifth Element fans are like vegans; they just can't shut up about it! However, I can't say that I blame them. Science-fiction film design takes a hell of a lot of imagination and if The Fifth Element has anything going for it, it's a unique sense of style in a genre where filmmakers are always trying to outdo one another. Well, we have some great news for those wondering if writer/director Luc Besson would ever return to the genre and the answer is a resounding, »
- Sean Wist
Almost twenty years after tackling sci-fi with the trippy "The Fifth Element," filmmaker Luc Besson is returning to the genre with plans to write and direct an adaptation of the iconic French sci-fi graphic novel series "Valerian" for EuropaCorp.
Dane DeHaan ("The Amazing Spider Man 2") and Cara Delevingne ("Paper Towns") will star in the film, entitled "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" which will begin shooting this December ahead of a release in Summer 2017.
Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres penned the original 1967 comic, a blending of space opera and time travel elements, which follows two spatio-temporal agents who help defend a utopian 28th century Earth and its neighboring planets from villains.
Virginie Besson Silla will produce. The first logo is also out below:
First logo #Valerian pic.twitter.com/d68FIJhOuX
— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) May 12, 2015
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
"Do you feel the power of the Gladiators? Can you face the challenge of the champions? Do you have the courage of the heroes?
"Do you have the will or the skill? Do you have the strength, the speed the heart to be a winner? Deep down in your Soul?"
These were the fundamental questions posed by ITV's original Gladiators, to both the audience and brave contenders who dared to take part. While this particular writer longed to be Lightning (her backflips were to die for), all the seemingly superhuman powerhouses were forces to reckon with - only occasionally tamed by strict referee John Anderson.
This article contains major spoilers for Avengers: Age Of Ultron
If Avengers: Age of Ultron is anything, it's dense. It has to spin out of films, spin films out of itself, and tell its own story with a cast of seven heroes and three villains. There's a lot going on, and not everyone will have caught all of it. If you've seen Avengers: Age of Ultron and find yourself confused about any part of it, we've tried to answer the questions you might have about it. Be careful if you haven't seen the film, though – spoilers obviously abound!
1. What's Wakanda?
Visited by Ultron and later the Avengers, Wakanda is a fictional African state which is also the home (and kingdom of) of the Black Panther. Located in northeast Africa, it »
For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.
Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...
Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians
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