Umm. How ever did we live without OCEAN‘S 8? We present to you the brand new Teaser for this all-female, star-studded installment in the Heist Series!
The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when a group of 8 plan and execute a heist in New York. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina.
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release OCEAN’S 8Friday, June 8, 2018.
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Visionary Filmmaker Luc Besson has long been thrilling moviegoers with a breathtaking catalog of work. Whether it be Léon the Professional, The Fifth Element, Nikita, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc or more recently Lucy, his Films have mesmerized a generation and raised the bar of innovation for his peers. While often wearing Writer, Producer and Director’s hats simultaneously, he also was responsible as Writer and Producer several smash success including the Taxi, Taken and The Transporter franchises. The personable and private (he doesn’t like being photographed) Co-Founder of massively successful EuropaCorp has gifted us with Films which at once are high art as they are commercial, resonating in a big way with film lovers worldwide.
We had the pleasure of journeying for the first time ever to Montreal where Besson met Canadian Press in support of his latest Action-Fantasy, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The Film starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, is based on the internationally-adored graphic novel series Valérian and Laureline, set for release late July. The Film sees its two leads sent on a mission to Alpha where a dark force threatens a peaceful existence, tasked with protecting the future of the universe.
What are your earliest recollections of Valérian and Laureline and at what point did you decide to adapt it for the big screen?
Besson: “Actually, very late. I was a big fan of the comics since I was 10-years-old. It was a like a little treasure I kept inside me and I never thought about making a Film about it.”.
“Jean-Caude Mezieres (one of the creators of Valérian and Laureline) was working of The Fifth Element 20 years ago abd at one point he asked ‘Why are you doing this stupid 5th Element thing?’.”. “I read the comic again and it wasn’t possible with technology then with four characters and 2,000 aliens.”.
“We needed for Avatar to come along. Avatar was an open tool box. Cameron (James) made it all possible.”.
You’ve previously paired with the artistic greats like Moebius on The Fifth Element. Describe the importance of celebrating French artistry here too in adapting the graphic novels on which Valerian is based upon, to a worldwide audience.
Besson: “There is no nationality with art. No one asks you for a passport for your drawing.”.
“First is the story. What do you want to say to people? When this is done – and I spent a lot of time working on this – then I think what clothes I am gonna put on the script.”.
“For Valerian, I contacted artists around world and wound-up with a team 10 to 12 guys over three years from China, Brazil, American, France. They bring their own sensitivites and drew almost 6,00 drawings. I love tons of ideas coming.”. He adds, “There are over 2,000 costumes in Valerian.”.
“Storytelling is the main stone and I love to spend many, many months making it look better.”.
You have a great eye for talent. Describe for what went behind the inspired casting choices behind Valerian.
Besson: “I’m not sensitive to the marketing point of view. I try to take best actor for the part. If they’re well known and popular, great. If not, I still take it.”.
On stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, he says. “They’re only 25, so fresh and so young. It reminds me of when I was 16-years-old watching Star Wars and seeing Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. We didn’t know who these guys were.”.
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eOne Films release Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Friday, July 21, 2017.
eOne Films x Mr. Will want to take Readers to an Advance Screening of Luc Besson’s VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS! 3D Screenings take place as follows:
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Synopsis: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
Cast: Cara Delevingne, Dane Dehaan, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman ,Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu and Rutger Hauer.
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Stay tuned for our chat with Besson on his exciting new Film soon!
eOne Films release VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETSFriday, July 21, 2017.
Fresh off her appearance at CinemaCon this week, Supermodel/Actress Cara Delevingne soon will be seen in the exciting VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, which stars Dane DeHaan in the titular role. The new Trailer for the summer release has just been released!
Synopsis: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
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eOne Films release VALERIAN AND THR CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETSFriday, July 21, 2017.
Rihanna and Calvin Harris, back at it again! After worldwide success five years ago with We Found Love, comes their new Song of the Summer, THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR. We can just hear Taylor Swift allover this for some reason?? Is it just us??
WORK was hit or miss for some, but KISS IT BETTER certainly should fare better with Fans. A Video for the new TLC/Prince-inspired single from Rihanna just got released today. And of course it’s sexy. The Black and White clip is revealing, nuanced and mysterious. We wouldn’t expect any less from RiRi!
Umm. There are a lot of asses jiggling and boobs exposed in this brand new 7.5 minute clip for Rihanna and Drake’s WORK, shot right here in our backyard. I admit the Track is growing on us. I just wish I could decipher what Rihanna is singing about. Even with closed caption enabled, I still haven’t a clue.
See the NSFW Video below:
Work is directed by both X and Tim Erem.
The Single is taken from Rihanna‘s new Disc, ANTI, now in stores.
After a huge tease and some false starts, Rihanna finally gets rolling with her eagerly-awaited eighth album ANTI. Billboard Magazine announced earlier this week the Album at long last drops this Friday and in advance of its release comes official first single, WORK.
The collaboration co-produced by Boi-1da and featuring Drake quickly rocketed to number one on the iTunes Charts across the world including U.S. and Canada. Despite sparse production, Rihanna‘s unmistakable reggae-pop is still front and center, a cut from the same cloth as some of Justin Bieber‘s more recent singles.
Rihanna just won the Internet with this amazing April Fool’s prank she played on Jimmy Kimmel!!! Watch Rihanna and her Entourage sneak into Kimmel‘s home and effectively promote her new Single Bitch Better Have My Money, terrify him and make us LOL all at once.
Despite mixed Reviews from Critics, 20th Century Fox‘s HOME hits a home run with Audiences garnering not only an A CinemaScore, but also the top of the Box Office this weekend with a strong $52.7 million from 3,708 theatres. On the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes, the Animated Feature which showcases the voicework of Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, tallied-in at 48%.
Debuting in second with $33 million from, 3,175 theatres was Warner Bros.‘ raunchy Comedy GET HARD starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Critics didn’t think much of it with a 32% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences thought much more highly of it with a B CinemaScore.
INSURGENT continues to perform well in third in its second week out with $23.9 million this weekend. It was last week’s Box Office Champ. Thus far, the Action/Fantasy and second Film in The Divergent Series, has grossed $88.1 million domestically for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films.
CINDERELLA in its third week out earns $17.3 million for Disney, thus far earning $150 million in its North American run.
IT FOLLOWS expands to 1,218 theatres this weekend, good enough for fifth with $3.7 million for RADiUS (The Weinstein Co.)/Mongrel Media. In three weeks it has made $4.2 million.
THE GUNMAN rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.2 million in its second week out for Elevation Pictures/Open Road Films.