Skip to main content
Got a tip?
Newsletters

luc besson

EuropaCorp Stock Jumps on Report of Possible Sale to Netflix

Shares in Luc Besson's French film studio opened more than 30 percent higher Tuesday following French news reports that Netflix was close to buying the company.

Jean Reno Joins Anjelica Huston in WWII Drama ‘Waiting for Anya’

Goldfinch Studios is producing the film about a young shepherd who smuggles Jewish children over the border into Spain.

EuropaCorp Exec Lisa Ellzey Out as U.S. Production Chief

The exit follows Luc Besson's French-based studio cutting costs and refocusing following 'Valerian' losses.

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Plans Layoffs Following ‘Valerian’ Losses

EuropaCorp plans to cut 22 employees company-wide after the director retook the helm Jan. 1.

French Box Office 2017: Local Titles Soar (Even ‘Valerian’)

Luc Besson's space epic 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' flopped in the U.S. but delivered in the director's home country, part of a comeback for French-made films last year.

Critics’ Notebook: Besson Fizzled but ‘Raw,’ ‘BPM,’ ‘Faces Places’ Elevated Minor Year for French Films

The Hollywood Reporter's Paris-based critics reflect on French cinema in 2017, which saw a surprise presidential victory, a mostly unexceptional homegrown crop in Cannes and a major international sci-fi flop.

EuropaCorp Sells Its French TV Division After ‘Valerian’ Disappointment

The sale follows last week's departure of CEO Marc Shmuger.

Luc Besson, Jean Dujardin Team for TV’s Latest James Patterson Adaptation

The French duo are set to film a pilot, based on Patterson’s Luc Moncrief mysteries, for ABC.

Helen Mirren, Luke Evans to Star in Luc Besson’s Film ‘Anna’

Cillian Murphy and Russian model Sasha Luss are also among the cast of the new movie.

EuropaCorp Deputy CEO Ousted After ‘Valerian’ Failure

Edouard de Vesinne was voted out by the board of Luc Besson's company as it reels from the failure of the $180 million sci-fi epic.

China Box Office: ‘Valerian’ Catches Slight Break With $9.2M Friday Win

Sony's 'Baby Driver' opened head-to-head with Luc Besson's troubled space epic, scoring a distant third-place finish with about $3.8 million.

EuropaCorp Stock Falls After ‘Valerian’ Bombs

Analysts had boosted the stock in recent weeks on a predicted worldwide box office of $500 million.