Luc Besson Still Directing More, Shopping Around a Romance
French filmmaker Luc Besson hasn't retired from directing just yet. Although years ago he said that he was finished after making the 10 films he wanted to make, he continued on with three Arthur and the Minimoys animated movies and finally the live-action Adèle Blanc-Sec comic book movie, which we've seen trailers for already. Now Heat Vision is reporting that Besson is shopping around an untitled script about a love story that he co-wrote with David Marconi (Enemy of the State, Live Free or Die Hard). He's producing quite a few projects, including Colombiana with Zoe Saldana, but this one actually has Besson attached as director.
Unfortunately, they don't know anything about the project, besides that it's "making the rounds at studios this week." They don't even have a name! But because I'm such a big fan of Besson, I just had to report on it anyway. Apparently Besson hopes to begin shooting this love story at the end of September in London and Paris and is in the early stages of reaching out to cast. I don't know if anyone else saw Besson's Angel-A from a few years ago, but that was kind of a love story wrapped around another story, and it's one of my favorites. Whatever this script is, I just hope there's a bit of a twist or something unique to it (maybe a little sci-fi?), as I love it more when Besson comes up with original ideas that are extraordinary. We will keep you updated!