Luc Besson To Direct A New Sci-Fi Film

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 11:40 pm,

Thirteen years have passed since French filmmaker Luc Besson’s cult sci-fi flick The Fifth Element hit theaters, and yet the sound of Milla Jovovich saying “multi-pass” is still enough to send fans into a frenzy.

Besson is at last ready to return to the sci-fi genre and will direct a new feature full of creative futuristic technology and bizarre alien creatures (perhaps we will at last learn just what a meat Popsicle is).

The Professional director (pun not intended) is currently designing the creatures that will appear in his as-yet-Untitled Sci-Fi Film, the plans for which Besson admits were in part inspired by the technology used in Avatar and the exotic world that James Cameron and his creative team developed for the 3D epic.

Here are some of Besson’s more general thoughts on the improvements in visual FX technology over the last decade, from his recent interview with Fantasy.Fr:

“When I did ‘The Fifth Element,’ I already had the technological tools that were a little outdated. With the advent of digital technology, it is amazing what you can do. The technique has caught the imagination. One can imagine anything, there will always technicians to follow you in your delusion. “

The Fifth Element Luc Besson To Direct A New Sci Fi Film

Futuristic New York as portrayed in Luc Besson’s ‘The Fifth Element’.

While Besson has only sat in the director’s chair for a handful of films over the past decade, he was responsible for the concepts behind the District 13 series, the surprise hit Taken with Liam Neeson, and The Transporter franchise with Jason Statham. Besson has also produced 42 movies since 1999, so no one can accuse him of taking it easy of late.

Besson wants to shoot his, as he describes it, “very, very big” Untitled Sci-Fi Movie in 2012 and 2013 and hopes for a theatrical release in either 2013 or 2014 – going by the filmmaker’s history, it should, if nothing else, prove to be quite a visually stunning affair.

Source: Fantasy.Fr (via Coming Soon and The Playlist)

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  1. this is FANTASTIC news..welcome back to the directors chair Luc!!!!!

  2. AWESOME! Been WAY too long!

  3. Sweet. Always good news to hear.

  4. Uh… Negative Im a meat popsicle. It is a frozen human. During the wars (in which Dallas received his training and put it to use), one of the alien races they fought would freeze their enemies and eat them.

    Ok I made that up…. :D

    • Probably not far off. :)

  5. District 13 was not a TV series btw :)

    As to the news, YES PLEASE! He kept saying he’s done with directing (WHY?!?!) but I’m glad he’s back.

    He is responsible for some amazing movies.

  6. I just saw The Fifth Element for the first time like a week ago and it was AWESOME! I’m not usually into sci-fi but I ended up on hbo one day and it was on so I stuck with it and I’m happy I’d did. If his new movie is like that then BRING IT

  7. Luc Besson’s an amazing Director. Can’t wait to see what he comes up with.

    Wouldn’t mind seeing what he could do with MARVEL characters if MARVEL had the guts or money to hire him. :-)

  8. Hi guys,

    Well, Besson didn’t stopped working after the 5th Element !
    He directed movies and produced a LOT more…
    As a director : Joan of arc, Angel-A, Arthur and the minimoys trilogy and lately Adele blanc-sec…