Director Beeson Wants to Make ‘Fifth Element’ Sequel

- 09-16-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There are a lot of movies beloved by fans, but not so much the general audience, which means sometimes sequels are somewhat out of the question. But we can dream, can’t we? And sometimes the dreamers are the directors of those films themselves.

Take Luc Beeson, for example. Right now he’s out promoting his new film, the mob comedy The Family, but in an interview with Indiewire, Beeson was asked what film of his he’d like to someday make a sequel to, and his answer, to the joy of many fans, was The Fifth Element.

The 1997 film was a sort-of over-the-top pulp space opera with a definite European flare. Bruce Willis played Korben Dallas, a cab driver in 23rd century New York, who becomes the protector of Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) a super-powered woman who is the key to stopping an ancient evil that’s in league with human industrialist Zorg (Gary Oldman). The movie had planet-sized monsters, opera-singing blue aliens, Chris Tucker doing a Prince impression, and Luke Perry. It’s kind of hard to describe, but to many sci-fi fans, it’s a highly enjoyable romp.

According to Beeson, if he ever got the chance to revisit the universe he created in The Fifth Element, he might not necessarily continue the story of the original film, or even involve any of the original film’s characters. “I don’t know if it would be directly connected but it would be the same area and the same genre,” he explained. “So for me it would be connected even if the stories had nothing to do with each other.

One thing’s for certain though, Beeson would like to bank on another trip to the future so that he can give some of today’s advanced visual effects technology a whirl. “I was a little bit frustrated because I made the film right before all the new effects arrived,” Beeson explained. “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.

What do you Bastards think, interested in seeing a Fifth Element sequel?

Source: Blastr

Nerdy Bits: Harley Quinn Pin-Up, Guide to Comic Con, Don’t Date a Jedi, Game of Thrones RPG and MOAR!

- 07-05-12Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos Posted by Luke Gallagher

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: “Oh, come on, Puddin’! Don’t you wanna rev up yourHarley“? Pin-up Harley Quinn cosplayed by Jacqueline Breakwell. Photographs by Pin-up Pefection/Shimona Henry. [FashionablyGeek]

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‘Fifth Element’ Writer/Director Planning “Doctor Who-Meets-James Bond Sci-Fi” Flick

- 06-29-12Film Posted by Sarah Moran

The Fifth Element is an incredibly awesome and extremely rare sci-fi/action movie in that it never got a sequel, a prequel, or became part of a trilogy. I don’t think there’s a hit genre movie that doesn’t stay a stand alone picture anymore. But, keeping The Fifth Element well alone means writer/director Luc Besson never returned to science fiction, and that’s a bummer.

Not anymore! Variety‘s reporting Besson is planning a, “sci-fi adventure about a space and time traveling special agent.” Or as the web’s been labeling the project, a Doctor Who/Jame Bond crossover because, y’know, it sounds apt. The film will be based on the Gallic comic book series, Valerian, and you can see a sample of the artwork above. Cinema Blend has summed it up as thus,

The comics center on the titular hero who is described by Booklist as “A little bit Dr. [sic] Who, a little bit James Bond.” With the help of his sassy sidekick, Laureline, Valerian takes on missions from the Galaxity organization, traveling through space and time in incredible adventures.

Give this guy anything he wants! I need to see this movie!

Unfortunately, there aren’t anymore details available because it’s unknown which arc of Valerion Besson is adapting. And it also looks like it might be a while before this project really gets rolling. Besson’s got a full schedule ahead of him what with work on his next feature, Malavita, which stars Robert De Niro and an untitled action-thriller shooting early next year with Angelina Jolie.

But it’s likely, possibly happening and I couldn’t be happier. Soo…who else is watching The Fifth Element tonight?

Famous Movie Quotes Becomes Art

- 06-25-10Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Thomas Landry

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Got a favorite movie quote? Ever thought of doing something with that quote? Well, Goran Patlejch (a.k.a. Goenetix) did and while they may be simple looking, they are all awesome in their own way. From Star Wars to Big Lebowski, to Matrix and Terminator, Patlejch used his art skills to showcase famous movie quotes. Check out after the jump to see more of Goenetix movie quote art and see if maybe your favorite quote is there. (more…)

Sexy Cosplay of The Week: Topless Leeloo (Do I Need a Multipass?)

- 02-19-10Cool Stuff, Featured, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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(Every friday, here at nerdbastards, you can come to find the sexy side of nerd pop culture in a little weekly feature we call “Sexy Cosplay of The Week”. Cosplay is a known term in the nerd-verse when fans dress up as their favorite characters from pop culture, either from movies, comics, TV, gaming and so on. A lot of times it’s quite sexy and what we do is find the sexy and bring it to you, you’re welcome.)

Yes, we could always go back and watch the real topless Lee Loo played by Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element but we’ve seen that hundreds of times already (or at least this bastard has). It’s always sexier seeing a real life nerd girl dress up as the ass kicking, orange haired, multipass holding Leeloo. The white sectional piece Leeloo was re-born into is quite a popular costume in the cosplay-verse (thank you god) but Anna here from her PRON site, nerdpron.com (Note: link is for 18 and older) does it better than most. Perhaps it’s her exposed boobies that made her stand out from the rest. OK, we admit it, they did but come on, you can’t argue with boobies now can you? On a side note: Does anybody else have a craving for fried chicken (reference from the movie)?

NSFW (Not Safe For Work) BEWBS image after the jump.

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