Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was one of the most divisive films of the summer. Not only that, the sci-fi epic has currently only grossed approximately $220 million worldwide against an estimated budget of $180 million. So clearly the film has struggled in many ways — but luckily there seems to be some hope for it yet. In an interview with Italian website Bad Taste, director Luc Besson teased that a sequel is still a possibility due to the film’s growing fanbase. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that that’s enough.
“I value the Italian option. And there’s still Japan also to open. We still have a couple of countries. But so far there’s a huge, huge fanbase for Valerian. I’m very surprised. Like I receive messages every day, I mean like people screaming for Valerian 2 already. So there’s a community for sure. So it’s positive.”
Valerian the City of a Thousand Planets will be released on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on November 21st, 2017. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Source: Bad Taste
Episode 14 of The Film Buds Podcast will cover Darren Aronofsky’s wild new horror film mother! and Guillermo Del Toro’s haunted house gem Crimson Peak (2015). We’ll also tackle new trailers for Tomb Raider and Pixar’s Coco, some listener questions, and more!
Directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), mother! tells the story of a married couple living in tranquility out in the countryside when suddenly a stranger shows up on their doorstep. As the couple learns more about the stranger, suspicious activity begins to occur as the wife (Jennifer Lawrence) begins to completely unravel. The film also stars Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Crimson Peak (2015)
This supernatural haunted house thriller follows a young woman who marries a newfound love and travels to his family’s home out in the country. But (much like mother!, wink, wink), the woman begins noticing strange things around the house and soon begins to question her husband’s true intentions. The film is directed by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), and stars Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston. Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam.
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri just upped its Oscar potential by winning the top audience prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. The report from Deadline reveals the edgy drama by director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) managed to beat out competitors like Luca Guadagnino’s romance drama Call Me by Your Name and Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, the wild Tonya Harding biopic with Margot Robbie. Previous winners of the coveted Grolsch People’s Choice Award include La La Land, 12 Years a Slave, Silver Linings Playbook, The King’s Speech, Slumdog Millionaire, amongst many others. So it will be interesting to see how Three Billboards does this year now that it holds such an impactful accolade.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell. The film had its World Premiere in Venice earlier this year, and Fox Searchlight has it slated for U.S. release on November 10th, 2017.