Luc Besson Interested in Exploring THE FIFTH ELEMENT Universe again
Luc Besson recently spoke with The Playlist about his new film The Family. During the interview he revealed some interesting news. Besson stated that he might be interested in returning to the universe of The Fifth Element. The 1996 cult-classic has a special place in my heart because of the amazing special effects (for it’s time) and the outlandish characters. My interest in this possible sequel is slightly peaked. Keep reading for more details from the interview.
Here is what Besson had to say in the interview:
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.
When asked about the connection of the film to the original, he stated:
I don’t know if it would be directly connected 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.
It may seem like such a long time between the original and now, but I thought that George Lucas was never going to revisit the Star Wars universe and look at what’s happening now. It could be interesting to see a film with today’s special effects in use.