'The Fifth Element' Returns to Theaters to Promote Luc Besson's 'Valerian'

Friday, 07 April 2017 - 8:40PM
Valerian
Friday, 07 April 2017 - 8:40PM
'The Fifth Element' Returns to Theaters to Promote Luc Besson's 'Valerian'
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Although Luc Besson's bizarre-looking sci-fi adventure Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets doesn't come out until this summer, you could always fill that space by going back to Besson's original bizarre-looking sci-fi adventure. The Fifth Element is coming back to theaters.

The colorful 1997 movie's 20th anniversary is coming up this May, so to celebrate, the movie's coming back to various theaters via Fathom Events (which organizes special movie screenings around the U.S.). For two days on Sunday, May 14, 2017 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017, The Fifth Element is going to be screening at 400 movie theaters throughout the day. So if you live somewhere in the United States, there's a good chance a movie theater will be showing it not far from you.

Starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, and Gary Oldman (rocking a villainous combover), The Fifth Element followed a 23rd-century cab driver named Korben Dallas (Willis), who gets involved in a millennia-spanning crisis when living weapon Leeloo falls into his cab. Things get really, really weird (but very fun) from there, so if artsy sci-romps starring Willis and/or Jovovich are your thing, this movie is the gold standard for that.

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And along with the movie itself, a "sneak peek" at Valerian will come after, starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevigne as space agents trying to save an enormous metropolis full of aliens from destruction. Hopefully Valerian will be just as out there and fun as Besson's most famous science fiction movie, and if the trailer is anything to go by, it's definitely out there. But in the meantime, grab your multipass if you want to see The Fifth Element beforehand.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comes out July 21, 2017.

Via: Collider
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