Luc Besson says Valerian sequel is still possible
Luc Besson reckons that a sequel to Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is possible.
His ambitious sci-fi starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne didn't exactly set the box office alight, flopping in the US with only $40.5 million and taking an unspectacular $225m worldwide considering its reportedly huge budget.
Before the movie's release, Besson revealed he had already finished a script for a second movie and was working on the third. "I don't know if we will do it, because it's not up to me. It's up to the audience if they like it," he explained.
And now he's offered an update on the sequel situation to Collider, especially whether they can actually go ahead given the poor response to the first outing.
"You know, if the video, the DVD/Blu-ray and the VoD and all this goes well… because if you watch it, it's very funny. In fact, we have a very, very bad campaign for theatrical in the US, very bad," Besson noted.
"That's my opinion. Some article, like 70%, was very good and 30% were bad, as usual. Some of the bad hit the rest of the world. There are some articles [which] go to everyone who has a newspaper in China."
Besson's point is that he feels Valerian had a hard time from the get-go and perhaps some people didn't go to see it because of the negative reaction in the US.
"So there is many countries where, actually, it was really good. Like ten of them more than Lucy [his previous movie] in fact. So, it was not so bad. It hurts in US and it hurts for the rest of the world because of that," he added.
Basically, Valerian fans, don't give up hope just yet...
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