Tag: lucbesson

Interview: Matthias Hoene Talks ENTER THE WARRIOR'S GATE

In Enter the Warrior's Gate, a teenager is magically transported to China where he learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior. The film is like The Last Starfighter re-imagined as an epic Chinese...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 5

2010’s In my previous article there was a comment regarding a film that I had left out. I apologise in advance if there are any films that I miss out. This may be due to me simply forgetting or just...

New York Comic Con 2016: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Gets a New Poster and Stills

EuropaCorp has released new images and a poster for Luc Besson's hotly anticipated Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The fresh look comes on the heels of the film's presence at New York Comic Con. Fans in attendance will also...

WARRIOR'S GATE Trailer: Why Aren't We Talking About this Luc Besson Fantasy?

Warrior's Gate is essentially The Last Starfighter re-imagined as an epic Chinese fantasy. In it, a teenager is magically transported to China where he learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior. While that's...

Luc Besson Shows Glimpses At VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

French director Luc Besson can be a right royal champion of secrecy at times, with for example his The Fifth Element appearing almost out of nowhere in 1997, despite it being a huge project. However, yesterday Entertainment Weekly published an...

VALERIAN: Ethan Hawke And John Goodman Join Luc Besson's Space Epic

Luc Besson is long overdue to return to sci-fi and it currently rectifying that as he prepares for his $180 million space epic Valerian which begins shooting next month. The main characters of the film, to be played by Dane DeHaan...

Review: THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED, Still Out Of Gas

The newest model in the Transporter series is much the same as the previous versions, only with less wit and less cohesive action sequences. Not that the first three films were exactly paradigms of wit and cohesive action. Back in...

Luc Besson's VALERIAN Sets Clive Owen To Star In $180 Million Sci-Fi Spectacle

Clive Owen will star in Valerian, Luc Besson's adaptation of the French graphic novel series. He will star opposite Dane DeHaan and Cara Delavingne, according to Deadline, which also reports that the movie is budgeted at $180 million. As we reported,...

THE LAKE: J.K. Simmons Joins Luc Besson's Navy SEAL Treasure Film

Deadline is reporting that J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) has joined the cast of Luc Besson's Navy SEALs action thriller The Lake. It will not be a large role for the recent Oscar winner but no one is probably better suited to...

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE's Sullivan Stapleton To Star In Luc Besson's THE LAKE

Luc Besson has found his new action star according to a report over at Deadline. Sullivan Stapleton, the lucky bastard who went a couple rounds, some more exciting than others, with Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire has been...

Review: TAKEN 3, Action Cinema For Teenage Softies

Liam Neeson's third outing as over-protective family man Bryan Mills sees him on the run for murder after his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) turns up dead in his apartment. Forest Whitaker heads the investigation, which soon enough uncovers the involvement of...

THE TRANSPORTER LEGACY Gets Title, Release Date

While Jason Statham searches for an appropriate action vehicle in China, one of his former franchises drives on without him. The Transporter Legacy, starring Ed Skrein (pictured), will motor into North American theaters on March 6, 2015, according to Variety....

Review: LUCY, Scarlett Johansson Goes Feral, And It's Glorious

Luc Besson's new movie cloaks itself in scientific literacy, but make no mistake: Lucy is a b-movie through and through, a gloriously nutty concoction that would be risible if it ever took itself seriously. Happily, it never does. Featuring an...

Scarlett Johansson Shows Off Her Mental Capacity In Second Trailer For Besson's LUCY

Scarlett's got a great, big brain and she's not afraid to use it. That's the general message behind the second trailer for Luc Besson's Lucy, a trailer that cribs extensively from Besson's own back catalog of films while also nodding...

Review: BRICK MANSIONS Is Kind Of Fun, And Maybe That's Enough

Obviously, there's a bit of metatextual, non-diagetic solemnity to Brick Mansions, the final feature film starring one Paul William Walker the Fourth. Sure, we're going to get whatever scenes from Fast and Furious 7 they'll cobble together, but, really, this is...

Scarlett Johansson Faces Off With Choi Min-sik In First Trailer For Besson's LUCY

Luc Besson likes nothing better than making things go bang and he's back to his old tricks, taking the director's chair to oversee a high profile international cast for the upcoming Lucy. Scarlett Johansson plays the title character, a young...

Euro Beat: Luc Besson's Company Accused of Embezzlement, Takes Legal Action

In today's Euro Beat: All is not fine in Luc Besson's giant European Hollywood complex. Or maybe it actually is fine and the journalists are the ones to blame! Either way, law suits are coming. Also, the Rome Film Festival...

Luc Besson Has Never Been Funny. That Doesn't Stop Him From Trying With THE FAMILY.

There are many things that French director Luc Besson can claim to be. Funny is not one of them. This may, in part, explain why he thought it a wise idea to cast the also remarkably unfunny Robert DeNiro as...

Scarlett Johansson Leads Besson's LUCY

Having now apparently wrapped up his 'serious' phase in which he pretended to be interested in things other than girls with guns, Luc Besson is getting back to his roots. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that having now wrapped Malavita...

Jean Dujardin Versus Tim Roth In Full Trailer For International Thriller MOBIUS

International intrigue and espionage ... The Artist star Jean Dujardin has already tackled this world in comedic style with the OSS 117 films but he's giving it a serious spin now with Eric Rochant's Möbius, a Luc Besson produced thriller...