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Is Luc Besson Making a Lucy Sequel?

10 October 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

For those who are unfamiliar with the name, Luc Besson is best known as a French filmmaker who has been involved in numerous projects as a director, a producer, and a screenwriter, which have resulted in him co-founding a movie studio called EuropaCorp in 1980. Besson is a member of a French cinema movement called Cinema du look that stressed style and spectacle, which in turn, explains the distinctive look of his movies. However, most movie-goers might be more familiar with him because of his works such as The Fifth Element and Lucy, which were successful in more than one

Is Luc Besson Making a Lucy Sequel? »

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Interview: Kellan Lutz on Playing the Intriguing Sy Lombrok in The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One

6 October 2017 2:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sy Lombrok (Kellan Lutz) is an escaped convict, Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson) is an alcoholic lieutenant. They don't really get along, but they both have only hours to get off the planet before it's obliterated in the new sci-fi action film The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One. An ambitious sci-fi story that retains an epic scope without losing sight of its character-centric sensibilities, The Osiris Child is now out on VOD and Digital HD from Rlj Entertainment, and Daily Dead recently had the chance to speak with actor Kellan Lutz about his intriguing role, working with director Shane Abbess, visiting a real prison to prepare to play his character, and much more.

How did this movie come onto your radar, and what attracted you to the character of Sy Lombrok? He is a really intriguing character.

Kellan Lutz: Well, I met Shane Abbess about five years ago »

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Roger Avary Assembles International Cast for His Directorial Comeback ‘Lucky Day’ (Exclusive)

2 October 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar-winning writer/filmmaker Roger Avary (“Pulp Fiction”) has enlisted a roster of international actors for “Lucky Day,” the pulp action movie which will mark his directorial comeback.

Besides Crispin Glover (“American Gods”), Nina Dobrev (“Flatliners”), Luke Bracey (“Point Break”) and Michael Madsen (“The Hateful Eight”) who have already been announced, “Lucky Day” will also star Clé Bennett (“Jigsaw”), Nadia Fares (“Marseille”), David Hewlett (“The Shape of Water”), Tomer Sisley (“Largo Winch”) and Josie Ho (“Dream Home”).

Lucky Day” is being produced by Samuel Hadida – with whom Avary collaborated on “Killing Zoe,” “Rules of Attractions” and “Silent Hill,” among other films — and Don Carmody. Hadida and Carmody produced together the “Resident Evil” and “Silent Hill” movies.

Penned by Avary, “Lucky Day” follows an ex-con on parole who sets off to reunite with his wife and daughter and gets hunted down by a psychopathic hitman looking to avenge his dead brother.

Avary told Variety “Lucky Day” is a “True Romance »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Giveaway – Win Warrior’s Gate on DVD

30 September 2017 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Warriors’ Gate – on DVD and VOD 2nd October – we are giving away a DVD courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

A thrilling martial arts fantasy adventure about a videogamer transported into an epic fighting world, from the minds behind Taken, The Fifth Element and The Karate Kid.

Familiar TV face Uriah Shelton (Girl Meets World) makes an admirable big screen lead as the teen forced to confront dangerous warriors he’d previously only fought in his video games; and legendary WWE star-turned-blockbuster actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Kickboxer: Vengeance) adds to his roster of memorable big screen parts, here as the fearsome face-painted villain Arun who Jack must defeat to save the princess.

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This competition is promoted by Fetch Publicity. »

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Competition: Win ‘Warriors’ Gate’ on DVD

29 September 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Warriors’ Gate – on DVD and VOD 2nd October – we are giving away a DVD courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

A thrilling martial arts fantasy adventure about a videogamer transported into an epic fighting world, from the minds behind Taken, The Fifth Element and The Karate Kid.

Familiar TV face Uriah Shelton (Girl Meets World) makes an admirable big screen lead as the teen forced to confront dangerous warriors he’d previously only fought in his video games; and legendary WWE star-turned-blockbuster actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Kickboxer: Vengeance) adds to his roster of memorable big screen parts, here as the fearsome face-painted villain Arun who Jack must defeat to save the princess.

Pre-order now: http://amzn.eu/7wOtnJg 

To win a copy of Warriors’ Gate on DVD, just answer the following question:

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EuropaCorp Rejigs Strategy to Cut Losses Post-‘Valerian’

27 September 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – After posting record losses of $135 million during the last financial year, Luc Besson’s film studio EuropaCorp is set to scale back its ambitions and rejig its strategy to climb out of the red.

The new plan, which EuropaCorp CEO Marc Shmuger unveiled during a shareholders meeting in Paris on Wednesday, involves a drastic reduction of the film slate, an increase in TV activity and cutbacks in overhead, as reported last week in Variety. The company plans to produce two to three English-language films a year – including its next project, an action thriller by Besson already in pre-production – and two French movies per year, Shmuger confirmed to Variety following the shareholders meeting.

It’s a clear departure from the strategy put in place by his predecessor, Christophe Lambert, who had launched the U.S. distribution venture Red with Relativity Media in 2014. In order to feed that distribution pipeline, EuropaCorp had started producing eight to 12 films of »

- Elsa Keslassy

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American Flagg TV series in the works

26 September 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jim Dandy Sep 27, 2017

Howard Chaykin's cyberpunk comic American Flagg may be coming to the small screen soon via Luc Besson...

Comics legend Howard Chaykin, who first rose to fame drawing war comics for DC and Marvel's first Star Wars book, before embarking on a legendary career, just had maybe his best-known work picked up for television distribution. American Flagg was optioned for TV by EuropaCorp Distribution, according to a report in Deadline. 

American Flagg is the terrifyingly prescient '80s comic about an ecologically-devastated Earth abandoned by functioning governments and ruled by corporations, reality television stars, and a resurgent fascist movement. It was once considered satire, but can now be found in Comixology's 'prophecy' section.

The comic stars Reuben Flagg, a square-jawed ex-movie star made obselete by CGI who decides to work as a cop for the giant corporation that runs what's left of the United States. The world is dominated by Plex, »

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Details on ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ In-home Release

16 September 2017 12:36 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

Here’s some good news for all of you sci-fi or Luc Besson fans: we have All the details on the in-home release of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets! And it sounds like it will be loaded with bonus features.

Santa Monica, CA (September 13, 2017) – Packed with out-of-this-world action unlike anything you’ve ever seen, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets heads to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), and DVD November 21 from Lionsgate; and on Digital HD November 7 and On Demand November 21. Based on the best-selling French comic series “Valérian and Laureline” by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, published by Dargaud – visionary writer/director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga produced by Virginie Besson-Silla. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets »

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Orbit Homes Nov. 7

13 September 2017 2:06 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Santa Monica, CA (September 13, 2017) – Packed with out-of-this-world action unlike anything you’ve ever seen, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets heads to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), and DVD November 21 from Lionsgate; and on Digital HD November 7 and On Demand November 21. Based on the best-selling French comic series Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, published by Dargaud – visionary writer/director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga produced by Virginie Besson-Silla. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets stars Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad), Golden Globe® nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men), Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood, 2014), Golden Globe® & Emmy® winner John Goodman (voice) (“Rosanne”) with 7-time Grammy Award® winner Rihanna, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’

12 September 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society polled its membership to list the 70 most influential VFX films of all time. James Cameron led the pack with six entries (“The Abyss,” “Aliens,” “Avatar,” “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Titanic”); Steven Spielberg followed close behind with five (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Jurassic Park”); and Peter Jackson had four Oscar winners (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong”).

“The Ves 70 represents films that have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral element of cinematic expression and storytelling,” said Ves board chair Mike Chambers. “We see this as an important opportunity for our members, leading visual effects practitioners worldwide, to pay homage to our heritage and help shape the future of the global visual effects community. In »

- Bill Desowitz

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Taken – Season One Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 26th

11 September 2017 12:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy.

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth ElementValerian and the City of a Thousand Planets »

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‘Valerian’ Looks to China After Tanking in Most Markets

21 August 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is shaping up to be one of the biggest flops of the year. Considered the most expensive independent film ever made, the $180 million sci-fi epic never recovered from its crash at the U.S. box office on its opening weekend and has under-performed in most overseas markets.

With China, South Korea, Spain, and Italy left to open, “Valerian,” based on a French comic book, has grossed $93.3 million overseas, including an estimated $39.2 million from the U.S. as of Monday. It has made just over $130 million globally. By contrast, EuropaCorp’s 2014 action-thriller “Lucy” — whose budget was $40 million — had passed $100 million in the U.S. at the same stage and had grossed more than $130 million worldwide, with 44 additional foreign territories still awaiting its release. In other words, it cost significantly less, had made nearly as much, and still had many more markets left to open. “Lucy »

- Elsa Keslassy, Brent Lang and Patrick Frater

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The Best Movie Trilogies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

14 August 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of “The Trip to Spain,” what is the best movie trilogy?

Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow), The New Yorker

Far be it from me to choose between Antonioni’s non-trilogy “L’Avventura,” “La Notte,” and “L’Eclisse” and Kiarostami’s explicitly-denied “Koker” trilogy of “Where Is the Friend’s Home?,” “Life and Nothing More,” and “Through the Olive Trees” (and I’m tempted to make a trilogy of trilogies with Carl Theodor Dreyer’s “Day of Wrath,” “Ordet,” and “Gertrud”), but if I put Kiarostami’s films first, it’s because he puts their very creation into the action. Reflexivity isn’t a »

- David Ehrlich

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Surprise NBC Hit Taken Comes to Disc in Sept.

13 August 2017 11:38 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Program Description

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth Element, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) delivers an action-packed prequel to the international blockbuster Taken franchise. Clive Standen (Vikings) stars as Bryan Mills, a younger, hungrier version of the iconic character played by Liam Neeson in the Taken films.

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20 Years Back: Celebrating the Cinematic Delights of 1997

12 August 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe celebrates the cinematic delights of 1997…

1997. It doesn’t feel that distant but we’re now talking 20 years. This was the year I left school. That officially makes me old as fuck I believe. Lady Di passed, Tony Blair became Pm, Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule, Mike Tyson had a Holyfield Ear pie and more. The Spice Girls reigned supreme. Hanson were Mmmbopping all over the place and confusing horny teenagers who thought the girl singing lead was hot.

In film, the year is significant. This was the year the Titanic did the opposite of sink (erm… float). James Cameron’s historical (which icebergs aside wasn’t that historical) epic was seen by pretty much everyone on Earth. It probably grossed a further Trillion Wibblewangs outside the Milky Way (I just invented an alien currency). It thundered away as the highest grossing film ever (if you don’t »

- Gary Collinson

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Luc Besson Hates On Superhero Movies & Calls ‘Captain America’ “Propaganda”

12 August 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Luc Besson‘s filmography is fairly impressive for a director that’s never really received support from critics. He directed “Nikita,” “Leon,” and “The Fifth Element” back to back to back from 1990-1997. Fine. Those three films alone have allowed him enough creative freedom to direct whatever he’s wanted to since. The problem is the ensuing films weren’t very good (“The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc,” “Angel-a,” “Arthur and the Invisibles,” “The Family“).

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- Jordan Ruimy

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Valerian Director Luc Besson Calls Captain America Propaganda, Fires Back At Superhero Movies

12 August 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Fifth Element director has a big problem with the genre, especially Chris Evans' Captain America. »

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How ‘Penny Dreadful’ Makeup Artists Brought Gothic Characters to Life

11 August 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nick Dudman and Sarita Allison have become a force to be reckoned with in the world of makeup design. The two have received their third collaborative Emmy nomination for their work on Showtime’s gothic horror show “Penny Dreadful.” Dudman served as the prosthetic makeup designer and Allison as prosthetic makeup artist.

Dudman, a 35-year industry veteran, says series creator John Logan “had a strong vision for the show,and he stuck to it.” He and Allison have worked extensively together, with credits including “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace,” “The Mummy” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”

Designing and producing prosthetics is tricky and delicate. “What’s great about working on ‘Penny Dreadful’ is that John Logan always wants to do things as practically as possible,” says Dudman.

CGI has “changed the way we do our jobs in a huge way,” he adds. “On a show like ‘Penny Dreadful,’ combining »

- Nick Clement

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Luc Besson exhausted by superhero movies, especially Captain America

10 August 2017 2:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Aug 11, 2017

Luc Besson reveals why he has become exhausted with superhero movies from Hollywood, especially Captain America's "propaganda."

Luc Besson has a long relationship with the action genre. Having been the director behind what is still considered three of the cult classics of ‘90s genre cinema—the original La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element, and Leon—he returned to it again this year with the visually adventurous but narratively muddled Valerian. But even though that film had a rough rollout, Besson is still promoting it around the world, including ahead of its Brazilian premiere. And while in Brazil, he had a candid confession about American cinema’s new favourite genre: he’s kind of over superhero movies.

During an interview with CinePOP, Besson discussed how he went from being excited over superhero movies to being bored with them—and how he particularly considers Captain America to be »

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Milla Jovovich to Star as Blood Queen in New 'Hellboy'

9 August 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Milla Jovovich made a memorable appearance in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, but it was her star turn in Resident Evil that established her reputation in the world of action movies. As Alice, a woman who wakes up in an underground facility with her memory gone, she must battle an army of zombies and mutated animals to survive. Throughout the next five installments of the franchise, Jovovich proved her mettle time and again as an action star. Her dramatic talents gave Alice more meaning and depth as the series progressed. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (above) brought a degree of closure for her character. Soon after it was released, we heard that the Resident Evil series will be rebooted, with James Wan (Aquaman) serving as producer and an entirely new cast to be...

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