This weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Luc Besson talked up his new $180 million movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Based on a ground-breaking comic that helped inspire Besson’s The Fifth Element, Valerian didn’t make much of a dent in the Comic-Con noise.
We only catch glimpses of it in the film, but here you can watch French actress Maïwenn Besco's entire green screen rendition of the Diva Dance Opera performance from The Fifth Element, in all its arm-flapping glory.
Zach Weiner, creator of the smart and hilarious webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, has written a children's book, and you can help bring it into the world. You can also fund a movie adaptation of one of the web's smartest comics, a fan film about Harry Potter's Mauraders, and more!
Be warned — watching this super-cute Fifth Element edition of 8-Bit Cinema will make you want to watch the whole movie, right now.
A number of brilliant artists contributed their unique vision to The Fifth Element, including Gaultier and Moebius. But one of the main influences on the film was Jean-Claude Mezieres, the comics artist whose time-travel comic director Luc Besson is adapting. Check out some of Mezieres' original Fifth Element …
What with wars, destroying the environment, and general imbecility, humanity is constantly getting itself into trouble. More than a few kindly aliens have come to Earth trying to help us change our ways, and for the most part, we've tried to kill them. Here are a dozen aliens that, directly or indirectly, tried to…
How do you follow up one of the weirdest cliffhangers in television history? With an episode chock full of jaw-dropping moments and one terrible shock. They could have called this "The Last Temptation of Nikita." This show is going out on an amazing high note.
Escapism is sexy. There's something beguiling and enticing about the idea of stepping into other worlds and having larger-than-life adventures. So it's no surprise that so many science fiction and fantasy movies are hella sexy. But which is the sexiest?
Behold, The Fifth Element costume concept art that Prince thought was "too effeminate" for him. Amazing.
Science fiction and fantasy are full of heroic quests and bad guys who want something badly — and often, this leads to people chasing each other. In space, in the air, on the ground, under the sea... But what's the most thrilling chase scene of all science fiction and fantasy?
Fifth Element director Luc Besson doesn't exactly want to make a sequel to his famous space opera — but another film, in the same vein and with the same ideas. Which he would direct.
Lela Gwenn had a dream: cosplay as some of her favorite heroes, and then get tied up and photographed by Sandman Slim author Richard Kadrey. The model and writer raised over $4000 on Kickstarter to make it happen, and here's your first look at the results, exclusively on io9.
You might not have realized how common the "back to the camera" shot is, especially in science fiction and fantasy movies where people are facing a splendid vista. Until you watch this supercut, that is.
The coolest science fiction movies are often ones which unscrew your head and then screw it back on, slightly askew. But a select few movies go even further, pouring some rainbow soup into your head while it's still semi-detached. This weekend sees the release of John Dies at the End, which is part of a proud…
Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top…
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, which means one thing: crazy consumer rampages, and mall crowd scenes that will make Dawn of the Dead look mellow by comparison. Luckily, you can score some amazing Black Friday deals for science fiction and fantasy merch, without leaving your home.
Skimpy outfits don't look good on everyone, but this pooch pulls it off. It's just proof that a great wig and the right expression can bring even the most daring look to life.
When you boldly venture into the unknown, you have to show some skin to prove your total bravery. So skimpy, ultra-revealing outfits are a major part of science fiction in film and television, and the genre world would be nothing without these inexplicably tiny outfits.
Proving once again that this is Luc Besson's world, and we're just living in it, the world has moved one step closer to the Fifth Element. That's right, remote-controlled cockroaches. The iBionicS Lab at North Carolina State recently presented a paper at the IEEE describing a robotics system for controlling a…