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New Trailer for “Valerian” Is Everything You Want It to Be

How badass is the latest trailer—posted today—for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets?: Valerian is directed by Luc Besson, and based on the French comic-book adventures of Valerian and Laureline. The first Valerian story appeared in Pilote magazine in 1967, and the duo’s “spatio-temporal” adventures, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude […]

Did Luc Besson’s “Lockout” Plagiarize “Escape From New York”? French Court Says So

An article at The Guardian contains a recap of one of the most interesting legal rulings we’ve heard in the movie biz. Director John Carpenter sued director Luc Besson’s Europacorp production company, claiming that Besson’s 2012 film Lockout plagiarized Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic Escape From New York—and Carpenter won. RELATED: 5th Element Director Besson Returns […]

“5th Element” Director Besson Returns to “Big Sci-Fi” With “Valerian,” Cara Delevingne to Star

Director Luc Besson, famous for films that include Subway, La Femme Nikita, Leon (The Professional) and The Fifth Element, has announced he will be directing a film version of the French science-fiction comic Valerian et Laureline. The film’s title is Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Dane DeHaan, best known as Harry Osborne […]