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[12.09.2006] CS! meldet...
Luc Besson, director of the The Professional and The Fifth Element, says his upcoming Arthur and the Invisibles will be his last as a helmer.
The French filmmaker said Monday that he intended to devote himself instead to civic projects, including starting a foundation to help youths in France's depressed inner cities.
Besson's 10th and last movie opens in France on December 13 and in North America on January 12.
"They are my 10 little babies," he said. "I love them all. I am pleased to have completed this cycle. That is finished."

[11.06.2006] Bei TcH gibt es ein neues französisches Poster...

[07.06.2006] Bei Yahoo! Cinema France und TcH gibt es den ersten "Arthur and the Minimoys" Trailer...

[03.03.2006] CS! meldet...
The Weinstein Company has announced that it has acquired rights in all English speaking territories to the CGI animated family film Arthur and the Minimoys, based on Luc Besson's best selling children's book by the same title. [...]
"We are thrilled to be bringing this exciting adventure story to the big screen," said Harvey Weinstein. "'Arthur' is an enchanting and heroic tale and will be enjoyed by family audiences everywhere."
Pierre-Ange stated, "'Arthur and the Minimoys' is clearly the most ambitious, creative and unique project EuropaCorp has ever produced. Luc Besson has spent 3 1/2 years to create and direct this movie, with the same energy and passion that he provided to 'The Fifth Element,' and more. We all at EuropaCorp are thrilled and most delighted to know this treasured project is being carried by such a creative and dedicated team such as The Weinstein Company." [...]

[21.02.2006] zeigt Bilder der computergenerierten Hauptcharaktere...
[...] Luc Besson's film Arthur and the Minimoys featuring Madonna as the speaking voice of Selena will have it's world premiere at this year's Cannes film festival.
Luc is apparently working hard ont he film to have it ready for the 59th Festival de Cannes that will be held from May 17 to May 28.
In other "Arthur news", the first theatrical teaser will premiere before the end of this month in France.
The special effects are done by the French wizards at BUF Compagnie (who also did the "Love Profusion" video) [...]

[19.12.2005] ATARI Deutschland meldet...
ATARI und die EuropaCorp Group treffen Vereinbarung über eine weltweit exklusive Nutzung der Filmlizenz zu Luc Bessons animiertem Kino-Highlight "Arthur and the Minimoys".
Momentan arbeitet Atari an "Arthur and the Minimoys" für PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance und PC. Das Unternehmen plant, die Spiele simultan zum Start des Kinofilms Ende 2006 zu veröffentlichen. [...]
"Wenn man einen Kinderfilm dreht besteht die Hauptaufgabe darin, eine Welt zu erschaffen, die aufregend und faszinierend ist", sagt Luc Besson, Regisseur des Kinofilms "Arthur and the Minimoys".
"Das Spiel von Atari erweitert die Vision des Film-Abenteuers und ermöglicht es allen Spielern, diese einzigartige Welt selbst zu erkunden und sogar zu retten." [...]

[12.11.2005] Die Offizielle Website bietet zwischenzeitlich ein erstes Poster zum Film - in der Rubrik "The Goodies"... Oder bei AICN... ;-)

[21.05.2005] Bei AICN gibt es einen falschen (!) Kommentar von Harry Knowles...
[...] this isn't a live action film. It's CG. It's also based on Luc Besson's Children Book he wrote in French. In addition to this cast, I've heard that it also has Madonna as a voice. And as for the reason 3D is becoming more of a thing. Yes, it is to combat piracy - but more so - it's to combat Home Theater Systems. The fact is, right now many HD Projection Home Theatre systems feature a more 'pristine' theatrical environment than local theaters with obnoxious talking audiences, cel phones going off and quasi-capable high school educated projectionists. Hollywood and filmmakers are looking to "up the ante" in terms of theatrical spectacle - and with the amazing advances that have taken place in 3D... From camera systems - to CG's natural 3D ability - to the 4K Digital 3D Polarized Projection system - which is reportedly jaw-droppingly amazing... AND - Fox's commitment to get 1500 screens nationwide set up with that system for James Cameron's BATTLE ANGEL ALITA... that means that beginning in about a year's time - there will be 1500 screens in this country with the capability to show the new state of the art. If you're a state of the art filmmaker - simply... You can't not afford to consider it as a very viable option. [...]

[20.05.2005] Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
Luc Besson konnte für sein aufwändiges, schon seit langem in Produktion befindliches 3D-Live-Action-Projekt "Arthur" jede Menge bekannte Namen verpflichten. Freddie Highmore ("Wenn Träume fliegen lernen") wird die Rolle des Titelhelden übernehmen [...]

[14.12.2004] DH meldet...
[...] The 3D animation is being crafted by French specialist Buf Compagnie.
The budget is around 65 millions euros and the film is scheduled for a mid-2006 release There is one month left of shooting with the actors (who are not well known but excellent) and then the project goes to the editing room. The shooting took place in France, close to Paris.
Madonna voiced the part of Princess Selenia,recording her part a month and a half ago. David Bowie will voice Maltazard,Snoop Dog will voice Max,and Eric Serra is doing the music score".

[23.10.2004] meldet...
Madonna will head the voice cast of the big-budget CGI-animated "Arthur," directed by Luc Besson, which the director's Europa Corp. also is producing, sources close to the movie confirmed Thursday. CAA, which represents Madonna, separately confirmed the deal Thursday. "Arthur" is adapted from a series of children's books written by Besson, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie. Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from developers, goes in search of treasure hidden in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature. The film, scheduled for a 2006 release, will include some live-action sequences. The 3-D animation is being crafted by French specialist Buf Compagnie. Madonna is understood to be voicing the part of Princess Selenia, a character who travels with Arthur to a mysterious forbidden city where an evil being dwells.

[11.10.2004] DH meldet...
French newspaper Ecran Total & LucB reports that Luc Besson has announced the title for his ninth movie - "Arthur", it's a mix with actors and 3D animation based on his self-penned fairy tale "Arthur et les Minimoys". The story is about 10-year-old orphan Arthur, who is dragged into the magical world of the Minimoys. The budget is around 65 millions euros.

[01.05.2003] Kürzlich erschien Besson's zweiter "Arthur"-Roman "Arthur et la cité interdite" in Frankreich...

[15.11.2002] meldet...
Luc Besson's ("Leon") next project as helmer is to be based on his self-penned fairy tale "Arthur et les Minimoys," which hits French stores Wednesday.
The story is about 10-year-old orphan Arthur, who is dragged into the magical world of the Minimoys.
Based on an original idea by Besson's friend Celine Garcia, Arthur's adventures could become a franchise. Besson will release a second book next spring.
"Arthur et les Minimoys," a live-action picture, will be ready for screens by late 2004 or early 2005, according to Besson's production outfit, Europa Corp.
The project is still in the early stages of preparation, and no details of casting or budget were released.

[25.01.2002] AICN meldet...
Harry here, and I'm excited as can be that there is a CGI Luc Besson flick in the offing... and I love the bizarre look of what I see thus far. Tres Cool Besson! [...]

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