04th Oct2017

EXCLUSIVE clip from ‘Warrior’s Gate’ – out on DVD now!

by Phil Wheat

Warriors’ Gate, from director Matthias Hoene (Cockneys vs Zombies) and producer Luc Besson, is a thrilling martial arts fantasy adventure about a videogamer transported into an epic fighting world – the film is available on DVD and Digital 2nd October. Familiar TV face Uriah Shelton (Girl Meets World) makes an admirable big screen lead as […]

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25th May2017

Final trailer for ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’

by Phil Wheat

EuropaCorp have released what they are calling the “final trailer” for forthcoming sci-fi flick Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – the latest film from writer/director Luc Besson, which stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, along with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu. Besson based his screenplay on the […]

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04th May2017

New character posters for ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’

by Phil Wheat

EuropaCorp released gaggle of new character posters for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – the latest film from writer/director Luc Besson, which stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, along with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu. Besson based his screenplay on the French science fiction comic series “Valerian […]

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29th Mar2017

New UK trailer & poster for Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’

by Phil Wheat

EuropaCorp released a new poster and trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – the latest film from writer/director Luc Besson, which stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, along with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu. Besson based his screenplay on the French science fiction comic series “Valerian […]

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27th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘The Warrior’s Gate’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: David Bautista, Sienna Guillory, Uriah Shelton, Mark Chao, Francis Ng, Zha Ka, Kara Hui, Dakota Daulby | Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directed by Matthias Hoene Filmed in 2015, The Warrior’s Gate sees Jack (Shelton), a bullied teenager mistaken for the video game hero he plays in his favourite game, magically […]

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16th Jan2017

New images and promo for ‘Taken: The Series’

by Phil Wheat

The Liam Neeson movie franchise Taken is headed to television! Set to debut on February 27th 2017, at least in the US, Taken: The Series follows in the footsteps of that other Luc Besson franchise The Transporter, moving the action to television with a recast of its hero… This version, set to air on NBC, […]

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15th Dec2016

First trailer & images from the ‘Taken’ TV show

by Phil Wheat

The Liam Neeson movie franchise Taken is headed to television! Set to debut on February 27th 2017, at least in the US, Taken: The Series follows in the footsteps of that other Luc Besson franchise The Transporter, moving the action to television with a recast of its hero… This version, set to air on NBC, […]

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10th Nov2016

First trailer for ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’

by Phil Wheat

EuropaCorp have today released a teaser trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – the latest film from writer/director Luc Besson, which stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, along with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu. Besson based his screenplay on the French science fiction comic series “Valerian […]

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29th Mar2016

First five images from Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’

by Phil Wheat

Lionsgate UK have today released a handful of images from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – the latest film from writer/director Luc Besson, which stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, along with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu. Besson based his screenplay on the French science fiction comic series […]

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11th Feb2016

Lionsgate snag UK rights to Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’

by Phil Wheat

Lionsgate UK have announced that they have scooped up the UK rights to Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets from writer/director Luc Besson. The film – which stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, along with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu – started principal photography in Paris on January […]

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30th Dec2015

‘The Transporter Refueled’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson, Gabriella Wright, Tatiana Pajkovic, Wenxia Yu, Radivoje Bukvic, Noémie Lenoir, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Samir Guesmi, Anatole Taubman | Written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Luc Besson | Directed by Camille Delamarre I not going to hide the fact I’m a huge Transporter fan, from the very first […]

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28th Jul2015

Brand new images from ‘The Transporter: Refuelled’

by Phil Wheat

Es Skrein (Game of Thrones) takes the wheel in The Transporter: Refuelled, the latest chapter in Luc Besson’s explosive thrill-ride series. A relentless, high octane ride that takes the Transporter franchise to explosive new heights, The Transporter: Refuelled is set to hit UK and Irish cinemas, courtesy of Icon Film Distribution, on September 4th. Frank […]

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09th Jun2015

‘Taken 3′ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Don Harvey, Dylan Bruno, David Warshofsky, Jon Gries, Andrew Borba, Judi Beecher, Andrew Howard, Catherine Oyer, Jimmy Palumbo | Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directed by Olivier Megaton   In some ways, Taken became the little franchise that could. Kicking off in 2009, […]

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12th Jan2015

‘Taken 3′ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Don Harvey, Dylan Bruno, David Warshofsky, Jon Gries, Andrew Borba, Judi Beecher, Andrew Howard, Catherine Oyer, Jimmy Palumbo | Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directed by Olivier Megaton In some ways, Taken became the little franchise that could. Kicking off in 2009, it […]

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08th Jan2015

‘Lucy’ Blu-ray Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Scarlet Johnasson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbæk, Analeigh Tipton, Nicolas Phongpheth, Jan Oliver Schroeder | Written and Directed by Luc Besson Based on the marketing and Luc Besson’s name some may assume Lucy  will be the latest Taken clone where a scantily clad Scarlet Johnasson travels around Europe bludgeoning random thugs for our […]

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06th Nov2014

‘Taxi’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary, Emma Sjöberg, Bernard Farcy, Georges Neri, Dan Herzberg, Sébastien Thiery, Philippe du Janerand | Written by Luc Besson | Directed by Gérard Pirès Classic high-octane car chase thriller Taxi, created by renowned writer/director/producer Luc Besson, is cult action comedy about a speed freak taxi driver who […]

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06th Sep2014

‘Brick Mansions’ Blu-ray Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, Ayisha Issa, Carlo Rota, Andreas Apergis, Richard Zeman, Robert Maillet, Bruce Ramsay | Written by Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Directed by Camille Delamarre Hollywood remaking a foreign film is far from a new phenomenon, and adaption in this manner has yielded some truly great films. […]

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12th Aug2014

Interview: Luc Besson talks ‘Lucy’

by Phil Wheat

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history.  Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and […]

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28th Jul2014

‘Lucy’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Scarlet Johnasson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbæk, Analeigh Tipton, Nicolas Phongpheth, Jan Oliver Schroeder | Written and Directed by Luc Besson Wow, this year has been full of some ambitious filmmaking. Movies like Under the Skin  have challenged the boundaries  of cinema to show that art should not abide by any sort of […]

29th Apr2014

‘Brick Mansions’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, Ayisha Issa, Carlo Rota, Andreas Apergis, Richard Zeman, Robert Maillet, Bruce Ramsay | Written by Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Directed by Camille Delamarre Hollywood remaking a foreign film is far from a new phenomenon, and adaption in this manner has yielded some truly great films. […]

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02nd Apr2014

‘The Family’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo, Jimmy Palumbo, Domenick Lombardozzi, Stan Carp, Vincent Pastore, Jon Freda, Michael J. Panichelli Jr. | Written by Luc Besson, Michael Caleo | Directed by Luc Besson Remember that Robert De Niro guy, the one that impressed us in movies like Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas? Along with Al Pacino […]

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