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Luc Besson Speaks Possible Fifth Element Sequel

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Is there a possible Fifth Element sequel on the horizon? In a recent interview, the infamous director talked about how rough it was to record a movie filled with special effects in a time before the technology existed which made it easy.

Also in the interview, from The Playlist, they ask Mr. Besson which of his movies he’d like to see a sequel to, guess which one he picked?

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.

I’d take a movie in the Fifth Element Universe in a heartbeat, as it remains on my short list of perfect movies. Seriously, I have to watch that movie once a year otherwise my life is incomplete.

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