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Luc Besson

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The Fifth Element (1997)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay developed by Luc Besson over 20 years. Director Luc Besson Writers/Script Luc Besson, Mark Kamen Starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Homn, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Lee Evans, Elevator Pitch: The world is protected from an intergalactic evil, which … Continue reading

Kursk (2018)

Elevator Pitch When a HP (Hydrogen Peroxide)  torpedo explodes in the forward compartment of the Kursk, Russia’s premier nulcear submarine, all but 23 of the vessel’s 118 man crew are killed. The remainder survive in the aftermost compartment and await rescue. On shore the wives wait for news and are told lies by the assembled … Continue reading

Lucy (2014)

Elevator Pitch: Lucy, a student studying in Taipei, is persuaded by a doubtful young man to deliver a shiny metal briefcase to a businessman in the penthouse of a hotel, which when opened contains four packs of a christaline drug. She is assaulted by armed men and wakes up with a sewn up incision in her … Continue reading

Revolver (2005)

Elevator Pitch A gambler spends time in solitary confinement communication by notes with those on either side of him. Later after his release he becomes succesful at the tables to the point that he is refused entry into some casinos. Thereafter after winning money on the toss of a coin he is hunted by the … Continue reading

Valarian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Duration 2h 17m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A comic book (graphic novel?) series “Valarian and Laureline” by Pierre Christin and Jean Claude Mézières Writer/s Script Luc Besson Director Luc Besson Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Sam Spruell Elevator Pitch In the distant future the city of the title … Continue reading

Point of No Return (1993)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story La Femme Nikita by Luc Besson (apparently almost exactly the same except in English) Writer/s Script Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros (and Luc Besson) Director John Badham Starring Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel Elevator Pitch A violent female criminal is saved from … Continue reading

Transporter Legacy (2015)

Released 2015 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A tenuous relationship with the Transporter franchise Writer/s Script Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Luc Besson Writer/s Story Characters: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen Director Camille Delamarre Starring Ed Strein, Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol, Gabriella Wright, Tatiana Pajkovic Elevator Pitch Frank Martin (the second) continues to transport stuff … Continue reading

Lockout (2012)

Released 2012 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A not very original screenplay, since John Carpenter took Luc Besson to court due to the similarities between this work and the “Escape” duo. He won $450,000 Writer/s Script Stephen St Leger, James Mather, Luc Besson Writer/s Story Original idea by Luc Besson Director James Mather, Stephen … Continue reading

Taxi (2004)

Released 2004 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A French film of the same name by Luc Besson Writer/s Script Robert Ben Grant, Thomas Lennon, Jim Kouf Director Tim Story Starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Esposito, Gisele Bundchen, Ann-Margret Elevator Pitch A blundering detective accidentally teams up with a kick-ass taxi driver in pursuit … Continue reading

Brick Mansions (2014)

Released 2014 Rating PG-13 Director Camille Delamarre Writer/s Luc Besson Starring Paul Walker, David Belle Source of story A   remake of French film ´District B13 Elevator Pitch An undercover policeman in search of a dirty bomb, and a vigilante in search of his girl friend must band together to take on the drug gangs … Continue reading

The Family (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 15 in UK Director Luc Besson Writer/s Luc Besson, Michael Caleo Starring Robert De Nero, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, David Belle Source of story A book by Tonino Benacquista Elevator Pitch A mafia boss who has turned state’s evidence is hidden by the FBI with his family in Northern … Continue reading

Transporter 3

Released 2008 Rating 15 Director Oliver Megaton Writer/s Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen Starring Jason Statham, Natalya Rudakova Source of story Original Screenplay Elevator Pitch Frank Martin finds himself with the job of delivering a package to the Black Sea, as well as a young woman who is apparently suffering from drugs or alcohol excess, … Continue reading

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