Say what you want about the 90’s but only in that decade could a movie like The Fifth Element truly exist. I’m still convinced this movie and Starship Troopers would never hit the big screen if someone were trying to make them in a present day market. The writing was ballsy, the scope was huge, the sets were elaborate, and not to mention you had Chris Tucker wearing a dress. You pitch that to a studio today and ask for a high budget, and they’ll slam the door in your face.
However, The Fifth Element did hit screens and I’m sure many will agree it was unlike any action movie we’ve seen before. Love it or hate it, Luc Besson brought something original and the closest thing that I believe is a true live-action anime.
Well, in a new interview with The Playlist, Besson discusses frustrations he had making the first film and how if he worked on the sci-fi project today, things would be vastly different.
“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.”
They then asked an interesting question whether the sci-fi movie connects in any way to The Fifth Element.
“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.”
Sounds like he wants to do a movie similar to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, where it connects but has nothing to do with the story-line of Korben Dallas and Leeloo. If he does pursue the project, I’ll definitely give it a chance.
What do you think though? Would you watch an indirect sequel to The Fifth Element?
Source: The Playlst