Luc Besson still wants to make another Fifth Element

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.

The Playlist asks Besson which film of his he'd like to direct a sequel to, and he responds:

The Fifth Element. I was a little bit frustrated because I made the film right before all the new effects arrived. So when I did the film it was all blue screen, six hours, dots on the wall, takes forever to do one shot. Now, basically, you put the camera on your shoulder and then you run and then you add a couple of dinosaurs and spaceships. And I was so frustrated because it was not so easy at the time. So I always think to myself that I would avenge one day and use all the new tools to do a sci-fi film for sure....

I don't know if it would be directly connected [to The Fifth Element] but it would be the same area and the same genre. So for me it would be connected even if the stories had nothing to do with each other.

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Dr Emilio Lizardo

My turn to be "that guy." The plot is nonsensical, it is over acted. Style over substance to nearly Tim Burton levels. Trite ending. Never liked this movie.