Fifth Element sequel could happen says Luc Besson

Luc Besson wants to return to The Fifth Element, even if it’s not a direct sequel

Milla Jovovich as Le-LEELO DALLAS MULTIPASS?
Milla Jovovich as Le-LEELO DALLAS MULTIPASS? in 1997’s The Fifth Element

Well not quite a sequel per se, maybe a more ambiguous Prometheus-like effort, as director Luc Besson revealed to The Playlist that he’d love to return to the world of his 1997 overblown space opera, The Fifth Element.

“I was a little bit frustrated because I made the film right before all the new effects arrived,” recalled Besson. “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…

“I don’t know if it would be directly connected [to The Fifth Element] but it would be the same area and the same genre. So for me it would be connected even if the stories had nothing to do with each other.”

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