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Luc Besson is working on a huge new sci-fi project that will make The Fifth Element seem small

10.13.2010

As a fan of the wacky, vibrant FIFTH ELEMENT, I've been itching for filmmaker Luc Besson to deliver more epic sci-fi, and it sounds like he's got big plans.

Not that he's been slacking -- Besson has been writing and producing countless action movies like TAKEN, THE TRANSPORTER series, DISTRICT 13, FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, and the upcoming space prison movie LOCKOUT, while also providing a new generation of directors to Hollywood. But I'd rather see something entirely by the guy who gave us LA FEMME NIKITA and LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL and Leeloo Multipass.

Besson has apparently been inspired by AVATAR -- both the success and the tech, which can now achieve anything his warped French mind conjures. "When I did THE FIFTH ELEMENT, I already had the technological tools that were a little outdated," Besson told me via this Google translation. "With the advent of digital technology, it is amazing what you can do. One can imagine anything, there will always technicians to follow you in your delusion."

Besson claims that his new project will be très très grande, like "THE FIFTH ELEMENT to the power of ten". He's currently designing creatures and plans to start pre-production next year, shoot in 2012 and 2013 and release the following year. Consider me there.

In case you forgot, Besson was once married to this:

Extra Tidbit: How could anyone not love a movie that has Tiny Lister as the President?

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7:56PM on 10/14/2010
Excellent news. Fifth Element was an awesome movie... Can't wait to see what Besson does with this film, I'll be there, no question.
Excellent news. Fifth Element was an awesome movie... Can't wait to see what Besson does with this film, I'll be there, no question.
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2:16PM on 10/14/2010
Count me in, too. Should be fun. I like Element, but consider it a guilty pleasure. There is some way goofy writing and acting in that thing. I almsot feel like I wouldn't care for it if it didn't have Gary Oldman as the awesome villain.
Count me in, too. Should be fun. I like Element, but consider it a guilty pleasure. There is some way goofy writing and acting in that thing. I almsot feel like I wouldn't care for it if it didn't have Gary Oldman as the awesome villain.
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2:02PM on 10/14/2010
Heh heh, one of my favorite lines from The 5th Element is Tiny Lister at the end:

"Mrs. Dallas - this is the PRESIDENT!"

The way he says is like even he can't even believe he's been cast in that role.
Heh heh, one of my favorite lines from The 5th Element is Tiny Lister at the end:

"Mrs. Dallas - this is the PRESIDENT!"

The way he says is like even he can't even believe he's been cast in that role.
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11:08AM on 10/14/2010

Ha

Who could forget that Milla was married Besson? Who do you think she got her early acting gigs, lol.

Now on the subject of more Besson sci-fi, bring it on!
Who could forget that Milla was married Besson? Who do you think she got her early acting gigs, lol.

Now on the subject of more Besson sci-fi, bring it on!
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8:20AM on 10/14/2010
far out man
far out man
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8:15AM on 10/14/2010
Luc Besson makes good films, Angel-A is one of my favorites. I'll give anything with Luc Besson's name on a try.
Luc Besson makes good films, Angel-A is one of my favorites. I'll give anything with Luc Besson's name on a try.
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7:53AM on 10/14/2010
FIFTH ELEMENT SUCKED people .. get used to it.
FIFTH ELEMENT SUCKED people .. get used to it.
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4:04AM on 10/14/2010
The Big Blue is one of my favorite films and a film that has forever changed my life. If you have any love for the sea or dolphins whatsoever....watch The Big Blue.
The Big Blue is one of my favorite films and a film that has forever changed my life. If you have any love for the sea or dolphins whatsoever....watch The Big Blue.
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3:23AM on 10/14/2010
The Arthur and Adele movies aside.. Holy fuck. Besson is back as director???? Aaaawesome news.
Since the professional is the best movie ever made, he was my favorite director (until he didn't do anymore movies). So can't wait.
The Arthur and Adele movies aside.. Holy fuck. Besson is back as director???? Aaaawesome news.
Since the professional is the best movie ever made, he was my favorite director (until he didn't do anymore movies). So can't wait.
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3:04AM on 10/14/2010

"would.you.like.some.more."

Any article with Luc Besson and Fifth Element mentioned together makes a very happy film geek.
Any article with Luc Besson and Fifth Element mentioned together makes a very happy film geek.
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2:46AM on 10/14/2010
If he delivers it will be outstanding, loved Fifth Element, one of the best Willis films and overall, my fave movie ever. Gunna be hard to top that.
If he delivers it will be outstanding, loved Fifth Element, one of the best Willis films and overall, my fave movie ever. Gunna be hard to top that.
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12:54AM on 10/14/2010
Fifth Element was super-awesome until they board that big ship and Chris Tucker's character starts singing and shit. Oh yeah, that blue bitch also sang for too long. Coulda been a classic.
Fifth Element was super-awesome until they board that big ship and Chris Tucker's character starts singing and shit. Oh yeah, that blue bitch also sang for too long. Coulda been a classic.
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3:12PM on 10/14/2010
Good lord, I didn't realize there were so many fans of shitty, one-note, movie-ruining actors in this place. I'm with you 100%, man. His character in The Fifth Element is just plain annoying. A dog turd on an otherwise perfectly groomed lawn.
Good lord, I didn't realize there were so many fans of shitty, one-note, movie-ruining actors in this place. I'm with you 100%, man. His character in The Fifth Element is just plain annoying. A dog turd on an otherwise perfectly groomed lawn.
12:40AM on 10/14/2010
The Fifth Element is one of the most underrated movies of all time. One of my favorites from Bruce.
The Fifth Element is one of the most underrated movies of all time. One of my favorites from Bruce.
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12:22AM on 10/14/2010
I look forward to anything from Luc Besson.
I look forward to anything from Luc Besson.
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11:33PM on 10/13/2010
Fifth Element is one of the most underrated sci-fi films ever. Love that movie.
Fifth Element is one of the most underrated sci-fi films ever. Love that movie.
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10:44PM on 10/13/2010

Besson's the man.

We know basically nothing of this film, and I already know I'll be seeing it(that is, as long as it doesn't have Chris Tucker in it).
We know basically nothing of this film, and I already know I'll be seeing it(that is, as long as it doesn't have Chris Tucker in it).
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10:39PM on 10/13/2010
God what is it with you people and that bean pole Milla?

In either case, can't wait to see what comes up. Besson rarely lets me down.
God what is it with you people and that bean pole Milla?

In either case, can't wait to see what comes up. Besson rarely lets me down.
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2:17AM on 10/14/2010
What do you mean "you people"!
What do you mean "you people"!
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