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French Filmmaker Luc Besson Accused of Sexual Assault by Actress

We would love to go just one day without reporting on yet another man in power accused of sexual harassment and assault. Today is not that day. Famed French filmmaker Luc Besson (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) has been accused of drugging and raping an actress in Paris. The actress, whose name has not been released, filed a complaint with Paris authorities.

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Things We Saw Today: It’s #Inktober, So Your Social Media’s About to Explode With Awesome Drawings

Thanks to #Inktober, we'll all get to enjoy dozens of new drawings every day!

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What’s Up With Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and its Erasure of Female Characters?

It's curious that Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Luc Besson's latest foray into an eye-dazzling future of space stations, alien encounters, and intergalactic espionage traffics in the practical erasure of its female characters.

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Luc Besson Plays Art Critic While Surprising Valerian Fan Artists

Imagine if you created fan art based on an upcoming film created by one of your favorite filmmakers...only to have that filmmaker you idolize walk into the room to talk to you about it. That's what happened to these lucky artists and Luc Besson fans when they created work based on the upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

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Rihanna Shares Valerian Teaser, Details About Her Shapeshifting Alien Character, Bubble

Rihanna, who plays shapeshifting alien Bubble, fangirled over working with Luc Besson, who, in turn, lavished some really nice praise on the international superstar.

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Luc Besson Has Been Waiting His Entire Life to Make Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Fifth Element director can finally adapt the comic book he's loved since he was ten thanks to new technologies.

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Go Ahead and Gawk at the Final Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Trailer. We Won’t Judge.

I think this final Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets trailer is exactly the kind of eye candy that I desperately needed today. (Yeah, I know it's only like, 8:30 AM here on the west coast, but still. It's dark times, y'know.)

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Need Some Escapism? Here’s the Trailer for Luc Besson’s Space Opera, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The new trailer for Luc Besson's latest space opera picture, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, looks big and sparkly and distracting. Let's go ahead and watch it.

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First Look at Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan in Luc Besson’s Valerian

MTV's Josh Horowitz takes us on a first look at Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets set, where he spoke to Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, and writer/director Luc Besson.

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Rihanna Lands Major Role in Luc Besson’s Sci-Fi Adaptation Valérian

Over Instagram earlier today, Lucy director Luc Besson revealed that Rihanna has joined the cast of his upcoming film Valérian in what he describes as a “big part!!”

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I Am a Meat Popsicle: Funko Finally Brings Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element to Their Pop! Line

Leeloo! Korben! The Diva!!!

The Girl With The Fifth Element tattoo is very excited right now.

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Luc Besson Readies French Graphic Novel Valérian and Laureline for Space Opera, Time Travel Film

Luc Besson's recent sci-fi blockbuster Lucy didn't have many fans at The Mary Sue but it did make $458 million worldwide. Interestingly enough, The Fifth Element writer/director revealed on Twitter today he's read try for yet another sci-fi story, this time an adaptation of the French graphic novel, Valérian and Laureline. And he's already announced the leads!

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Teenage Armenian Girl Performs The Fifth Element’s “Diva Dance” on The Voice


Victoria Hovhannisyan is a famous soprano in Armenia. While Albanian soprano Inva Mula originally sang the Diva Plavalaguna's famous song for Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, Hovhannisyan, with her five-octave range, has also been known to favorite the "Diva Dance" tune (the first part of the song comes from the opera Lucia di Lammermoor). The clip above comes from when she performed on Russia's The Voice. The best is when you notice the judges know the movie by heart.

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Review: Lucy Ain’t Worth 10% of Your Brain

Hoo boy.

There are two things you've got to pretend if you're going to stand a chance of enjoying Luc Besson's Lucy, out this weekend.

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Oh Nothing, Just Scarlett Johansson Being A Super-Human Badass In The International Lucy Trailer

We Can Cause More Damage That Way

Yes, none of us really appreciate the "10% of your brain" thing, or the possible racial issues which may come into play in Luc Besson's Lucy, but I'm pretty sure the only thing that will be running through my mind when seeing this film will be, "Black Widow, Black Widow, Black Widow, Black Widow, Black Widow." Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Scarlett Johansson & Luc Besson Team Up For The Black Widow Movie We Should Have Already Had [TRAILER]

Ok, so Black Widow doesn't have powers but this is pretty much how I imagine a Natasha solo film going. Luc Besson is no stranger to creating films with interesting woman (The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, Léon: The Professional) and this time he's chosen Scarlett Johansson as his muse. She plays the title role of Lucy in this action-thriller and winds up with special powers after being kidnapped as a drug mule. Now might I make a suggestion? Everyone go see this film and prove to Marvel Entertainment a Black Widow solo film starring ScarJo needs to be made a priority. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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The Fifth Element’s Multipass Will Soon Be A Reality For UK Travelers

The Future Is Now!

I need this technology immediately. If only so I have a legitimate reason to go around saying "Multipass" ten times a day. 

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Scarlett Johansson In Talks for New Luc Besson Action Flick; Might Get Superpowers

And All Was Right With the World

We might be getting a Luc Besson movie starring Scarlett Johansson, which would be cool enough in and of itself, but it's also an action movie that'll give its female lead superpowers.

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Things We Saw Today: Superhero Gingerbread Men & Women

Things We Saw Today

It's that time of year. The time of year you need to think of stuff to bring to parties. Bring a batch of Superhero Men and Women and no one will ever forget you. Learn how to make them on Sugar Swings. (via GeekMom) Now what else did we see today...

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10 Movies That Should Be In Theaters All The Time

Consider the Following

Every once in a while, popular films are re-released into theaters. Sometimes it's with improved sound, effects etc. but sometimes it's just because people love them so much. This past year we saw Disney's The Lion King back in theaters in 3D and the original Back to the Future. Next year will find Star Wars back in theaters (again) with their 3D version. When movies like these are brought back to the big screen, they almost always prove extremely popular, not to mention profitable. So that begs the question - why do they ever leave? The movie theater business isn't an easy one. Most of their money is made through popcorn, candy and soda sales with a percentage of ticket sales going to the studios depending on how long the film is out. Special screenings, depending on who's running them, have a different cost strategy, but pretty much, if people will keep coming to see it (and buying concessions) it stands to reason they'll make money. Here are ten films that I think deserve to perpetually show on the big screen. Granted I don't know everything about what a financial model for something like this would be and I'm not saying they have to show every day but theaters are guaranteed to have at least one butt in their seats for these.

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