Luc Besson Also Writing & Directing the ‘Valerian’ Sci-Fi Adaptation

Hot damn, French filmmaker Luc Besson has found some kind of second filmmaking wind. He’s keeping up with everything, developing more and more, not only producing Taken 2, he was already in the news earlier today casting a “darkly comedic gangster thriller” titled Malavita that he’s directing next. In addition to that, Variety is now reporting that Besson is already setting up another project to writer & direct, this one an adaptation of a Gallic comic book series called Valerian, published in Pilote. EuropaCorp is developing the adaptation about the adventures of space and time traveling agent Valerian and his sidekick Laureline. Besson, who said he was retiring from directing years ago, is back at it again. He just finished The Lady last year, now he’s gearing up to shoot Malavita with Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones, as well as some other untitled film with Angelina Jolie, in early 2013. …

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