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Luc Besson Wants To Make A Valerian Sequel

Luc Besson wants to make a 'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' sequel.The director had a great time shooting the sci-fi saga with Cara Delevingne and Dan DeHaan and thinks there is plenty...

Luc Besson Thinks Captain America Is American Propaganda

Luc Besson thinks 'Captain America' is just American propaganda.The 58-year-old French filmmaker recently helmed the poorly received 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' - starring Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan -, and has...

Luc Besson Felt Destined To Make Valerian

It's been 20 years since Luc Besson made his outrageous genre-changing sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element. And now he has returned to space with a passion project, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets....

Prince Was 'Impossible' To Work With, Says Luc Besson

Luc Besson found Prince ''impossible'' to work with.The acclaimed movie-maker was eager to cast the iconic musician in the 1997 sci-fi film 'The Fifth Element', but the role ultimately went to American comedian Chris Tucker,...

Luc Besson Loved Turning Rihanna Into A Modern-day Cleopatra

Luc Besson relished turning Rihanna into Cleopatra for 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'.The acclaimed movie-maker teamed up with the chart-topping star for the new sci-fi adventure, in which she delivers lines from...

Cara Delevingne: Valerian Deals With Real-life Issues

Cara Delevingne believes 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' reflects real-life problems.The model-turned-actress is currently starring in the latest Luc Besson movie as Sergeant Laureline alongside Dane DeHaan and despite the futuristic setting...

Luc Besson Forced Producers To Get Rihanna In Latest Film

Luc Besson had to persuade his producers to get Rihanna to star in 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'.The iconic 'Fifth Element' filmmaker knew from the start that he wanted to cast the...

Cara Delevingne Says Luc Besson Is Her 'Hero'

Cara Delevingne says being asked to star in a Luc Besson directed movie made her ''cry and drop my jaw to the floor''.The 24-year-old actress plays the part of Sergeant Laureline in the new Besson-directed...

Cara Delevingne Looks For Strong Female Roles

Cara Delevingne only wants to play ''strong, independent females' in movies.The supermodel-and-actress can currently be seen as Sergeant Laureline in Luc Besson's sci-fi movie 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' and after making...

Cara Delevingne: I Find It Hard To Cry

Cara Delevingne finds it ''hard to cry''.The 24-year-old star has admitted she is reluctant to expose her emotional frailties in front of other people and prefers to to keep her grief private.The 'Suicide Squad' actress...

Cara Delevingne Admits To Directing Ambitions

As she prepares for her latest cinematic outing, the long-awaited sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, actress and model Cara Delevingne has spoken about her ambitions to be a director in...

Luc Besson Praises Rihanna's 'Fearless' Acting

The director cast the Umbrella singer in his upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, about two outer space operatives who must save their city from a dark force. Cara Delevingne and...

Vladimir Putin Character No Longer Part Of Real-life Nuclear Submarine Drama

The film Kursk was set to feature an actor resembling the President, but the character is no longer featured in the script about a nuclear sub accident in 2000, the year Putin came...

Cara Delevingne Gets Feisty In Luc Besson's 'Valerian' Trailer

BAFTA nominated French filmmaker Luc Besson follows up his 2014 film 'Lucy' with the electric sci-fi crime thriller 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'. The stunning first trailer has just been released and...

Cara Delevingne And Alexander Skarsgard For Fever Heart

Cara Delevingne and Alexander Skarsgard are to star in 'Fever Heart'. The pair have joined the cast of the gothic thriller, which will be directed by Ben Briand and tells the story of a female...

Oscar Winner Alexandre Desplat Quits Star Wars For Luc Besson's New Movie

The Oscar winner dropped out as the composer of Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One, due to scheduling issues, and he was quickly replaced by Michael Giacchino. Now it has emerged Luc...

Luc Besson Binned Valerian After Avatar Came Out

Luc Besson binned his script for 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' when 'Avatar' was released. The 57-year-old French film director has just wrapped up filming for his new sci-fi spectacular - an...

Ethan Hawke Joins Luc Besson's Valerian Movie Cast

The French director revealed the news on his Instagram.com account, posting a headshot of Hawke with the caption, "Ethan Hawke will play in #Valerian (sic)! I want to work with for years (sic)! We gonna...

Rihanna Joins Forces With Cara Delevingne In Forthcoming Luc Besson Film

Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are proving that they are taking this transition into acting very seriously indeed, by starring alongside each other in an upcoming science fiction epic. 'Valérian and the City of a Thousand...

Rihanna Joins Luc Besson's New Graphic Novel Adaptation

The French filmmaker has revealed the Diamonds singer has been added to the cast of his forthcoming epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. "RIHANNA is in VALERIAN!!!!! ....and she...

John Carpenter Wins Plagiarism Lawsuit Against Luc Besson

Carpenter sued producer Besson, the film's writers/directors James Mather and Stephen Saint-Leger, and executives at production company EuropaCorp for $3.4 million (3 million Euros) in 2012, claiming there were several similarities between his...

Luc Besson Holding Design Competition For Next Movie

The Fifth Element moviemaker is in pre-production on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, based on French graphic novel Valerian and Laureline, about a time travelling duo which moves around space...

Director Pascal Chaumeil Dies

The director passed away in Paris on Thursday (27Aug15), aged 54. Chaumeil began his career as an assistant, under the tutelage of Regis Wargnier, on the set of 1988's Je Suis le...

Luc Besson Casts Cara Delevingne For Sci-fi 'Valerian'

Luc Besson's next movie will be an adaptation of the graphic-novel Valerian, with Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan in the lead roles. The French director's action-thriller Lucy earned in excess of $450 million last year.Luc...

Cara Delevingne Cast In Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Cara Delevingne has been cast in the Luc Besson-directed 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'.The 22-year-old model-turned-actress, who recently starred in 'The Face Of An Angel', is set to appear alongside American actor...

Cara Delevingne & Dane Dehaan To Star In Valerian

Besson broke the news on Tuesday (12May15) in his first-ever tweet. The director will also write the film with his wife, Virginie Besson Silla, according to The Hollywood Reporter. DeHaan will...

Jason Statham Turned Down Transporter Reboot Over Salary Slump

The action man starred in the hit thriller trilogy as mercenary Frank Martin, but when French director Luc Besson announced last year (14) that he is planning a new series of prequels, Statham...

Milla Jovovich Applies For Name Change

Milla Jovovich has reportedly applied to change her name.The 'Resident Evil' star is going to court to change her name for the second time and has also filed documents to change her and her director...

'Lucy' Merges Bessons' Obsessions: Action, And Beautiful Women

Luc Besson is clearly a cinematic force to reckon with, invading our cinemas this year as a producer (The Homesman) and writer (3 Days to Kill and Brick Mansions). And as a writer-director, his action...

'Lucy' Is Fantastic, But There Will Be No Sequel, Says Besson

Director Luc Besson has generated modest acclaim for his action-thriller Lucy, though the Frenchman says it is unlikely there will be a sequel. Fans of the movie have been clamouring for news of a second...

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