[Movies] Luc Besson Says He Might Do a Follow-Up to The Fifth Element Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.13.2013
Though it wouldn't be directly connected...
Luc Besson has revealed that he would be up to making a follow-up film to his 1997 classic The Fifth Element. The director spoke with The Playlist and said that while the film might not have a direct connection to the Bruce Willis-starring film, he has considered making a film that is more indirectly connected.
Besson said of the first film, "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."
As to the follow-up he said, "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."