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Luc Besson's "Valerian" Holds Costume Contest

7 October 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp has teamed with Yahoo Style for a global search for 'innovative and original' costume designs to appear in "The Fifth Element" director's new sci-fi epic "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets".

Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Clive Owen star in the adaptation of the iconic French sci-fi comic series. DeHaan and Delevingne will play a pair of spatio-temporal agents who help defend a utopian 28th century Earth and its neighboring planets from bad guys.

In a statement, Besson says: "I believe the world we live in is filled with people from all walks of life who possess an abundance of creativity and untapped potential. My hope is that by offering a contest like this to artists worldwide, we will gain access to inspired and original creations from a plethora of fresh perspectives, and the film will benefit from this collaboration."

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- Garth Franklin

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’24: Live Another Day’ Team Wins U.K. Production Guild Award

20 September 2015 9:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The U.K. production team behind Twentieth Century Fox Television’s TV series “24: Live Another Day” was named team of the year at the Production Guild of Great Britain awards on Saturday. The awards, which took place at The Grove in Hertfordshire, recognize achievements made by guild members working in film or television within the production office, production accounts, location management, VFX, post-production or assistant directing roles.

The “24” team, which was led by producer and British Film Commission chairman Iain Smith, included unit production manager Kathy Nettleship, location manager Casper Mill and production accountant David Jones. “The production team delivered on every count, achieving a fast-paced, challenging shoot with precision. The speed of turnover of writing, shooting and going to air was unprecedented in British production with filming taking place around the clock and Fox’s U.S. air dates rolling as the team worked,” the guild said. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Round-Up: Slimer Pizza Cutter, Gestapo Mars Exclusive Excerpt, Sci-Fi Mystery Minis Series 2

19 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sometimes Slimer can be useful. The Slimer pizza cutter from Diamond Select Toys is available now. Also in this round-up: an exclusive excerpt from Carter Sloan's Gestapo Mars and details on Funko's Sci-fi Mystery Minis Series 2.

Slimer Pizza Cutter: From Diamond Select Toys: “Pizza need cutting? Who you gonna call? How about the Ghostbusters’ resident foodie, Slimer?

As a focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm, Slimer tends to eat his food by the handful, with no cutting required, but the overall shape of this Class 5 full roaming vapor is perfect for housing a pizza wheel! A three-dimensional sculpt of Slimer stuffing his face with a whole pizza acts as the handle for a palm-sized blade, perfect for carving out a New York slice. The blade is easily removable for cleaning. Packaged in a full-color window box.

Estimated availability: Summer 2015.”


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- Tamika Jones

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Christopher Nolan's Next Film Set For 2017

9 September 2015 1:03 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Warner Bros. have yet to reveal a title, cast or synopsis, but there's now at least a release date for Christopher Nolan's next film. To nobody's surprise it's the top secretest of top secret projects, but whatever it is, it'll be out on July 21, 2017.That's essentially it, since no-one knows anything else. Oh, apart from the name of the screenwriter. It's, er, Christopher Nolan. The news of the release date comes a month or so after reports that Nolan had finished a "comprehensive draft" of the screenplay, which is thought to be an original (i.e. not adapted from a novel or based on an existing property).Arriving on July 21, 2017 means that Nolan 10 shares a date with Pitch Perfect 3 and Luc Besson's Valerian. Besson has described Valerian as "The Fifth Element times ten". So we can perhaps infer from that that Nolan's next film isn't a sci-fi, since »

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French Director Pascal Chaumiel Dies

1 September 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

French director Pascal Chaumeil has died aged 54 in Paris following a battle with cancer.

Chaumeil recently completed post-production on upcoming comedy drama “A Little Job,” which reteamed the director with Romain Duris, who starred in his biggest hit “Heartbreaker.” “A Little Job” sees Duris star as a factory worker who sees his life going rapidly downhill after the factory closes down and his girlfriend dumps him. One day a local bookmaker offers Duris’ Jacques a contract, to kill his wife for €20,000 ($22,500).

Romantic comedy “Heartbreaker” released in 2010 grossing over $47 million worldwide, including $31.9 million in France. It won five Cesar awards in 2011, including Best Film and Best First Film.

Chaumeil followed “Heartbreaker” with 2012 romantic comedy “A Perfect Plan,” which starred Diane Kruger and Dany Boon. His most recent film was the 2014 English-language adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel “A Long Way Down,” taking a humorous look at a group of suicidal strangers, »

- Robert Mitchell

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Pascal Chaumeil 1961-2015

1 September 2015 4:22 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

French director Pascal Chaumeil died in Paris on Thursday. The filmmaker, who had been suffering from cancer, was 54.Chaumeil is perhaps best known to British audiences for his French-language romantic-comedy Heartbreaker,  a huge hit in France, and more recently a Hollywood debut in A Long Way Down. In the former, he gave Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis a Mediterranean-side stage to flaunt their comedy chops, chemistry and Dirty Dancing skills; while the latter offered a first taste of directing in English. That Nick Hornby adaptation combined Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul as four suicidal strangers.Chaumeil’s long-standing passion for filmmaking was sharpened on the sets of Régis Wargnier - I'm The King Of The Castle in 1989 - and Luc Besson. He worked as assistant director on Léon before being promoted to second unit director on The Fifth Element.From there, he secured directorial gigs working »

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'Heartbreaker' director Pascal Chaumeil dies aged 54

1 September 2015 3:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French film-maker had just completed Odd Job (Un Petit Boulot).

French director Pascal Chaumeil, best known for the 2010 romantic comedy hit Heartbreaker (L’Arnacoeur), has died aged 54.

“He died from on Thursday (August 27) from cancer,” his widow Camille Chaumeil told Agence France Presse on Monday.

“He really lived for cinema. He dreamt of being a director from the age of 15.”

Chaumeil was in the throes of completing post-production on his final film Odd Job (Un Petit Boulot) when he died, starring Romain Duris as an unemployed factory worker who takes on a hitman job to make ends meet. 

Gaumont International, which launched sales on the film in Cannes, told ScreenDaily that first images would be available at the American Film Market (Afm) in November and that the feature was expected to released in France in January 2016.

Chaumeil cut his directing teeth on the sets of Régis Wargnier and Luc Besson in the 1990s, working as the »

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Luc Besson mulls Hungary shoot for 'Valérian'

27 August 2015 4:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director courts controversy in France amid tax credit stand-off.

Luc Besson is threatening to shoot his ambitious sci-fi picture Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets in Hungary rather than France if regulations governing French film credits are not tweaked to accommodate the production.

The ambitious $180m production is not eligible for a 20% tax credit for French films, due to the fact it will be in English and star a mainly non-French cast, and does not qualify for the Tax Rebate for International Production (Trip) either because it is a local production.

“I’m in a legal hole,” Besson said in an interview on a culture programme on French radio station Rtl this week.

“I’ve contacted the authorities because I’d really like to shoot the film in France. There is a tiny little problem: the tax credits.

“In France, they’re set at 20% for French films and 30% for foreigners but I am a French »

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Luc Besson's sci-fi epic Valerian welcomes aboard Clive Owen

19 August 2015 7:21 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

I can't recall exactly when it was that I discovered the glory of Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, but I do know that I've never stopped loving it. Few of Besson's subsequent films have thrilled me the way The Fifth Element did, but I've got my fingers crossed that Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets might just have what it takes to wobble the lofty pedestal upon... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Clive Owen Joins Luc Besson's Valerian

19 August 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Luc Besson already has Dane DeHaan and the Pokemon-loving Cara Delevingne aboard for his ambitious new sci-fi epic Valerian. With those two in place, he’s adding to the roster, with Clive Owen signing on to play a character called Commander Arün Filitt.Originally created by writer Pierre Christian and artist Jean-Claude Mezieres in 1967, the series of graphic novels charts the adventures of the titular time-travelling agent (DeHaan) and his female sidekick, Laureline (Delevingne). As for how Filitt fits into the story? That’s left for us to guess at the moment.After #danedehaan & #caradelevigne I'm proud to announce that mister Clive Owen is part of the Valerian adventure!!:)— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) August 19, 2015According to Deadline, which got a gander at storyboards for the film last month, this promises to be the biggest project Besson has tackled since The Fifth Element, with visions »

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Off The Shelf – Episode 60 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases For Tuesday, August 11th 2015

12 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur and Scott Nye to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of August 11th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Dressed To Kill Follow-up Vudu Aspect Ratios The Simpsons DVD sales Don Hertzfeldt’s Kickstarter News Arrow Announcements: Jacques Rivette box set, Honeymoon Killers, Nekromantik 2, Moc Announcements: Imamura box set, Naked Prey, Man With A Movie Camera, Seconds Kino Lorber Studio Classics: How I Won The War, Salaam Bombay, Cop, Bray Studios Kickstarter Toy Story That Time Forgot – November 3rd Twilight Time: November / December 2015 titles Star Wars Blu-ray Re-release / Steelbooks New Code Red Blu-rays up for order – Sweet Sixteen, Trick or Treats & The Cheerleaders More Sony Supreme Cinema Series Blu-rays announced: The Fifth Element and Leon The Professional »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Supreme Cinema Series Blu-ray Line Expands with Leon: The Professional and The Fifth Element

10 August 2015 4:50 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Luc Besson's Leon: The Professional and The Fifth Element will be joining Sony's new Supreme Cinema Series Blu-ray line on a release date of October 27, 2015.

These two latest editions join previously announced Bram Stoker's Dracula (now available for pre-order) to comprise the first three Supreme Cinema Series Blu-ray titles, each of which features new 4K restorations and Dolby Atmos 7.1 audio mixes, limited edition "clear case" packaging, and a 24-page booklet. Additional titles will be announced at a later date.

For Leon: The Professional starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman and Danny Aiello, the Supreme Cinema Series edition will include the theatrical and extended versions, each fully remastered. Bonus features include the following:

Cast and Crew Look Back

Jean Reno: The Road to Léon

Natalie Portman: Starting Young

Original Theatrical Trailer

The Fifth Element starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Gary Oldman comes with a host of featurettes: »

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Netflix Is Removing a Lot of Good Movies on Aug. 1 - Like Titanic!

28 July 2015 3:05 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. Each month the streaming service announces its new releases, it also has to give the bad news of the titles that will be taken off the service. This month - Aug. 1, to be exact - several great movies will no longer be available for your viewing pleasure. So you know what that means: get to bingeing! Movies Titanic Shooter Kiss the Girls Joe Dirt Fools Rush In Face/Off Driving Miss Daisy Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Fifth Element Jiro Dreams of Sushi (expires Aug. 23) TV Series Family Ties (expires Aug. 15) »

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What's Leaving Netflix in August 2015

27 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

So much for "Never let go": Mighty epic "Titanic" leaves Netflix streaming on August 1st.

Say goodbye to "Driving Miss Daisy," "Kiss the Girls," "The Fifth Element," "Unbreakable," "and "Face/Off" as well. These and dozens more titles will be leaving Netflix in August.

Also marked for deletion: '60s classics "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "The Longest Day," and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea."

And if you want to revisit the '80s sitcom "Family Ties," better get on that before August 15, when the Michael J. Fox series disappears from your queue.

Here's a complete list of the movies and TV shows that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list in August 2015. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, we've also got the list of what's new on Netflix in August 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)​

Leaving August 1

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- Sharon Knolle

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Round-Up: The Fifth Element Pop! Vinyls, The Curse Of Downers Grove Release Details, Grinder NY Screening

18 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Directed by Luc Besson, sci-fi film The Fifth Element now has seven vinyl figures to collect courtesy of Funko's Pop! Movies series. Also in this round-up: release details for The Curse of Downers Grove and a rough-cuts screening of Grinder in New York.

The Fifth Element Figures: Standing at 3 3/4-inches tall, The Fifth Element figures will be released sometime in September.

"The Fifth Element is crash-landing into the world of Pop!

Leeloo comes in two costumes, including her civilian clothes and thermal bandages ensemble!

Korben, Special Forces solider turned cab-driver, comes as her backup!

The glamorous radio host, Ruby Rhod, is accompanied by the revered operatic performer, Diva Plavalaguna!

The evil Zorg and his Mangalore henchman are also included in the series!

Collect the whole set before the Mondoshawans do!"

Images courtesy of Funko:


The Curse of Downers Grove: Press Release: "Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly announces the release »

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Chris Tucker Talks About Recent Visit To China To See Rush Hour Co-Star Jackie Chan

14 July 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

I’m a huge Chris Tucker fan. Always have been.

From his scene-stealing performance in The Fifth Element, to Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam and 1995’s Friday opposite Ice Cube, starring in Money Talks with Charlie Sheen, through to his role in Silver Linings Playbook, Tucker is forever a pleasure to watch and is still one of the funniest comedians.

I was thrilled to read that the actor would be headlining his first full length stand-up comedy special titled “Chris Tucker Live” which had its premiere on Friday, July 10 on Netflix. It is one of the funniest stand-up shows to come along in years.

In the hilarious show, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops. From his pitch perfect impersonations of Michael Jackson and Bill Clinton, his take on first dates and marriage, visiting Oprah Winfrey’s house, to his singular on-stage physicality, »

- Michelle McCue

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Sdcc: Luc Besson says James Cameron’s Avatar inspired his latest project Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

11 July 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in March we got the first details from Luc Besson on his next project Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Based on a French comic book series, Valerian will star Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as the titular hero and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) as his female companion Laureline.

Besson made a fleeting appearance at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday to show off some early concept art for Valerian – including designs for spaceships and alien lifeforms – and offered up some more details about the project. The director said that the movie – which is set to be his most ambitious to date – was inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar:

“I saw Avatar and had to throw the script into the garbage…it was too normal…it was not good enough.”, Besson continued, “All the directors in the world have to thank him because every five years »

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Luc Besson Talks His "Valerian" Film

10 July 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following on from his success with "Lucy," filmmaker Luc Besson is returning to the space opera genre which he last tackled with 1997's "The Fifth Element".

"Valerian" will be a whopping $180 million adaptation of the famous European comic of the same name, and is a project the helmer considers the largest challenge of his career.

Speaking with Heat Vision, Besson says he first tried to tackle Valerian years ago but: "I saw Avatar and had to throw the script into the garbage... It was too normal, it was not good enough. All the directors in the world have to thank him [James Cameron] because every five years he comes out with a movie and pushes us."

Challenged by Cameron's intense world building, Besson has apparently retained only around half of what he originally wrote. The story follows a 26th century time-traveling galactic agent and involves only five living actors along with a »

- Garth Franklin

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Luc Besson Says Sci-Fi 'Valerian' Will Be "Mr & Mrs Smith In Space," Script For 'Lucy 2' Finished

10 July 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This past spring came the news that not only was Luc Besson returning to the world of sci-fi, he was doing it with his long gestating dream project "Valerian." Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevinge have been tapped for the lead roles in the adaptation of of the celebrated French sci-fi comic series "Valerian," which tells the story of a pair of time-and-space-traveling special agents. And while the filmmaker is keeping plot details under lock and key for now, he did share a bit of what the vibe might be like. “It’s 'Mr & Mrs Smith' in space,” Besson told European press. “They’re super-agents who travel through time and space. They work for the Human Federation.” So it looks like our two young leads might have some friction between them, maybe not unlike the opposites attract chemistry of Korben Dallas and Leeloo in "The Fifth Element," but perhaps with a bit more antagonism. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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