DogMan: Luc Besson’s new film becomes clearer

After the successive failures of “Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets” and “Anna”, Luc Besson will start shooting his next film “DogMan” next May. We already know who will play the leading role.

Luc Besson: after complicated Lucy

In 2014, Lucy by Luc Besson is a real hit in theaters. In France, the film totals more than five million entries. In the world, it collects 459 million dollars, and becomes the biggest success for a French film abroad. Following this success, the director embarked on a titanic project : the film adaptation of the Valérian comic strip.

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Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets © EuropaCorp

Despite a colossal budget of 197 million euros (the most expensive French film of all time), the feature film is a commercial failure. Indeed, revenue is only $ 226 million. Luc Besson’s company, EuropaCorp, is declared bankrupt. It was bought in February 2020 by the American company Vine Alternative Investments, that is to say 7 months after the exit ofAnna, another bitter failure. In fact, the film only grossed $ 31 million, on a budget of $ 30 million.

DogMan: Luc Besson is preparing his new film

After complicated years for the director, also accused of rape by an actress (finally closed), he’s back with a new film baptized DogMan. He will be the screenwriter, director and producer (via his company Luc Besson Production). EuropaCorp will co-produce the project.

The film will begin shooting next May in France and the United States. The plot is based on a man, battered by life, who finds redemption through his love for his dogs. The lead role will be played by Caleb Landry Jones. The American actor won the interpretation award at the last Cannes film festival for his role in Nitram by Justin Kurzel.

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