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Luc Besson’s space epic ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ flopped in the U.S. but delivered in the director’s home country, part of a comeback for French-made films last year. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

This summer, Luc Besson faceplanted when his supremely costly “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” — the most expensive film ever produced in France — flopped hard. Budgeted at €197.47 million (about $210 million U.S.) the film may have covered most of its costs with pre-sales, but the final tally of $223 million worldwide was nothing to boast about. So it’s not a surprise his EuropaCorp is pivoting back to modestly budgeted genre flicks, and franchising their properties as much as possible. Continue reading ‘Lucy’ Sequel Still In The Works at The Playlist.

Besson’s next movie will be an English-language action thriller with a female lead The post Luc Besson Has Written the Lucy Sequel Script appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Sony’s ‘Baby Driver’ opened head-to-head with Luc Besson’s troubled space epic, scoring a distant second-place finish with about $4.5 million. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

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“). Continue reading Luc Besson Hates On Superhero Movies & Calls ‘Captain America’ “Propaganda” at The Playlist.

Written and directed by Luc Besson (of Léon: The Professional, La Femme Nikita, and Lucy), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on the Valérian and Laureline graphic novel series by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières. First published in 1967 in the French comics magazine, Pilote, the seminal science fiction series paved the way for Heavy Metal, and informed George Lucas’ Star Wars and Besson’s 1997 film, The Fifth Element, for which Mézières contributed concept art. The live-action adaptation, independently crowd-sourced and personally funded by Besson, is supposedly now the most expensive independent film ever made, but does it live up to its influential source material? Set in the year 2740, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets follows Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan, A Cure for Wellness) and Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne, Suicide Squad), special operatives tasked with upholding the law throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense (Herbie Hancock), the …