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It’s always exciting to see a big-budget original sci-fi idea take flight, even when its director is someone as hit-and-miss as Luc Besson, who has delivered some straight-up classics to the genre (The Fifth Element, among others) but also his fair share of duds (Lucy and Lockout, anyone? Anyone? I didn’t think so).
His latest, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is well into shooting, and there are some major reasons to be excited about it, as is highlighted in a set of new photos on Besson’s Facebook. The cast, led by Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, is tremendously stacked, and the aesthetic Besson is gunning for here seems to fall somewhere between Speed Racer and Ex Machina in a way that could be really fun if executed correctly.
Moreover, the plot, based on a series of comics, is at least ambitious. DeHaan and Delevingne »
- Isaac Feldberg
Evolution Films and Hereford Films have announced that principal photography is underway on Eat Local, an action-packed vampire thriller that marks the directorial debut of actor Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).
Heading up the cast of Eat Local is Daredevil star Charlie Cox, alongside Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones), Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Eve Myles (Doctor Who, Torchwood), Ruth Jones (Gavin & Stacey), Annette Crosbie (Into the Woods) and Vincent Regan (Lockout, 300), along with newcomer Billy Cook as Sebastian.
“Eat Local has been 10 years in the making and has been through so many different budgets and guises but me and [screenwriter] Danny King have worked together and finally we’re here,” says Flemyng. “We’re 3 days in to shooting and 50% of what we’re doing is better than I could have imagined and 50% is as good as I could have hoped. »
- Gary Collinson
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