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    Relativity Media Will Co-Finance Luc Besson's Next Two Films: "Three Days to Kill" and "Malavita" with De Niro

    Relativity Media struck a co-production and co-financing deal with Luc Besson's ("The Lady," "Taken," "Transporter") EuropaCorp on his two upcoming action flicks, "Three Days to Kill" and "Malavita" with Robert De Niro...

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    Luc Besson Directing Robert De Niro In Gangster Thriller 'Malativa'

    Man, Luc Besson really didn't take to retirement, did he? Besson recently turned to a stack of scripts he's written in a co-financing partnership between Besson's EuroCorp and Relativity Pictures, getting support for two new Besson-ian efforts.

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    Guy Pearce Talks Doing His Own Stunts In 'Lockout' & Hints At The Mysteries of 'Prometheus'

    Audiences have a strong awareness of Guy Pearce, but are they ready to see him as an action hero? In “Lockout,” Pearce plays disgraced special agent Snow, forced on a suicide mission to rescue the President’s daughter from a riot happening outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, in the middle of a danger...

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    Review: 'Lockout' Is The B-Movie You've Been Waiting For All Year

    In the futurist world of "Lockout," most deadly convicts will be confined to MS-One, a maximum security prison floating in outer space. It’s not long from now (2079, to be exact) strongly suggesting the cultural shift in our society’s interest in interstellar exploration has gone from possibly explo...

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    Angelina Jolie Says She'll Make Sleeping Beauty Reboot 'Maleficent' Next

    Given her omnipresence in the media, it's easy to forget that Angelina Jolie hasn't actually appeared on screen for eighteen months, since the ill-fated "The Tourist." She's not been idle -- far from it, with voice work in "Kung Fu Panda 2" and her directorial debut &...

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    Universal Lands Angelina Jolie & Luc Besson's Dramatic Thriller

    After a year spent canceling a bunch of projects, ranging from R-rated fare like "At The Mountains Of Madness," potential awards season dramas like "Memphis," ambitious multi-platform franchise endeavors like "The Dark Tower" and a slate of bad idea brand movies like &q...

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    Forget About Oscars: Angelina Jolie & Luc Besson Team Up For Dramatic Thriller With "Scientific Elements"

    With neither Angelina Jolie's "In The Land Of Blood And Honey" or Luc Besson's "The Lady" looking like big awards season players this year, it seems the pair have decided to say "Fuck it" to chasing statues and are going to go back in getting some asses in seats...

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    Michelle Yeoh and the "Emotional Roller Coaster" of 'The Lady'

    Luc Besson's deeply felt epic "The Lady," Hong Kong action icon Michelle Yeoh embodies Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the Oxford graduate who became the figurehead for Myanmar's fight against military dictatorship.

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    Paul Walker Sought To Take Lead Role In 'District B-13' Remake 'Brick Mansions'

    David Belle Will Reprise His Role From The Original FilmWhile Paul Walker has had an incredible career despite possessing the charisma of a park bench, he really wasn't going anywhere until the 'Fast and Furious' franchise picked him back up for the fourth installment in the series. Were it not for the fourth film's mammoth box office take (soon eclipsed by the monstrous performance of the fifth film), Walker was well on his way to fronting a sea of direct-to-DVD efforts, and not performing death-defying car stunts for action fans worldwide. Being the co-lead for a movie that makes $626 million worldwide does seem to open doors that previousl...

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    Luc Besson Producing English Language Remake Of 'District 13' Titled 'Brick Mansions'

    With the American Film Market just around the corner, producers and filmmakers are going to be looking to get financing together and distribution deals in place for their projects, and noted French filmmaker Luc Besson is wasting little time by using his production company EuropaCorp’s AFM mailout t...

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