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‘The Fifth Element’: How Luc Besson’s Space Opera Conquered Cannes 25 Years Ago

It takes a lot to crack the top list of Cannes parties. But an event costing a festival record $1 million and featuring a Jean-Paul Gaultier fashion show, a futuristic ballet and guests including the biggest A-list couple on the planet, not to mention dinner, fireworks and tickets in the form of a specially made […]

Cannes: Secret Luc Besson Lockdown Project ‘June and John’ Hitting Market (Exclusive)

Luc Besson may be hard at work on DogMan, his first project as director in three years, but the legendary French filmmaker has another feature waiting in the wings. June and John is a secret project Besson shot during lockdown, a lower-budget romance film that he made independently and self-financed. While exact details are being […]

French Judge Dismisses Rape Allegations Against Luc Besson Following Investigation (Report)

A French judge has dismissed a rape claim made against French director Luc Besson by actress Sand Van Roy after reassessing an investigation into the alleged incident, according to AFP. Van Roy accused the Fifth Element and Lucy director of raping her in May 2018. After a nine-month investigation, the Paris prosecutor’s office dismissed the […]

French Judge Clears Luc Besson of New Charges in Rape Case

Luc Besson has been spared further charges, for now, in the case of actress Sand Van Roy, who has accused the French director of rape.

Hong Kong Star Josie Ho Teaming With Luc Besson on Two Action Films (Exclusive)

Hong Kong actress/producer Josie Ho is teaming with Luc Besson on two action films and 'American History X' director Tony Kaye on a musical feature.

EuropaCorp Names Axel Duroux CEO, Luc Besson to Focus on Chairman, Creative Roles

Luc Besson's studio EuropaCorp has appointed Axel Duroux as its new CEO, starting in September. Besson will focus on his roles as non-executive chairman and artistic director.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Posts $25M Loss as Bailout Talks Continue

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, which is still in bailout talks with Vine Alternative Investments, posted another $25 million loss for the financial period that ended Sept. 30.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Confirms Rescue Talks With U.S. Investment Group Vine

Luc Besson's troubled French production and distribution company EuropaCorp has confirmed rescue talks with one of its creditors, U.S. Investment Group Vine.

Does ‘Anna’ Mark the End of the Line for Luc Besson?

'Anna' was supposed to be French director Luc Besson's comeback movie after the galactic flop that was 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,' but the new action thriller had the worst-ever bow for a Besson-directed film in the U.S.

‘Anna’: Film Review

Luc Besson rehashes 'La Femme Nikita' in 'Anna,' his return to the spy-assassin genre, which stars Sasha Luss with Luke Evans, Helen Mirren and Cillian Murphy.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp in Bailout Talks With Pathé

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp seeks a financial bailout from Pathe in a debt-for-equity swap.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Placed Under Court Protection in France

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp has been given a six-month reprieve to restructure its debt, after being placed under court protection in France.