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With the Disney/Fox acquisition awaiting approval in Hollywood, it feels as if the studios are strengthening their troops in preparation for war. And the battle won’t be contained only to the remaining major studios – Disney has its own streaming service coming next year, so the competition is about to become a lot tougher for companies like Netflix.

So what’s a streaming service to do in the face of such a looming giant? How about shoring up its own forces by acquiring a well-known independent movie studio? A Netflix EuropaCorp acquisition is reportedly in the works. Does this mean there’s a chance we see a sequel to Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets after all?
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Luc Besson and EuropaCorp may have taken a big financial hit when Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets bombed at the box office, but that doesn’t mean they’re down for the count. Word comes today that Netflix, in their never-ending quest to produce all the content you’ll never need, are in talks with Besson and EuropaCorp for a multi-picture deal. Fingers crossed for Valerian 2? More on the Luc Besson Netflix deal below.

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Luc Besson‘s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been high on our must-see list since it was first announced, and it’s only gotten more intriguing with every casting announcement and promotional photo. Now, as if we weren’t excited enough already, we finally have a look at Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) in action, thanks to a behind-the-scenes featurette that debuted with the MTV Movie Awards last night. Delevigne promises this is going to be “the best movie of all time,” and who are we to doubt her? Get your Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets first look below.

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The sci-fi universe of Luc Besson‘s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets just keeps growing. The latest to climb aboard the outer space adventure are Ethan Hawke and John Goodman, who will be joining Dane DeHaan, Cara DelevingneClive Owen, and Rihanna. More on the latest Valerian casting after the jump.
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Rihanna Boards Luc Besson’s Sci-Fi Epic ‘Valerian’

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Luc Besson‘s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has scooped up a huge star on its way to outer space. Rihanna is climbing aboard the sci-fi adventure in a “big” role, joining Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Clive Owen. See the Rihanna Valerian casting announcement after the jump.  Read More »

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Unless you’re a group of crime scene investigators or police detectives, there’s really not that much male-driven action currently on television. Luc Besson is hoping to change that in the coming months. Filming is set to being early next year on a $48 million, 12 part television series based on The Transporter. The films, which starred Jason Statham and were produced by Besson’s EuropaCorp, center on a driver who’ll transport anything you want, no questions asked. French company Lagardere Entertainment will finance the show and they, reportedly, already have a deal in place with a United States broadcaster.

EuropaCorp has already turned one of their franchises into a show, Nikita, and they aren’t stopping there. After The Transporter, they’re also considering turning the Liam Neeson action vehicle Taken into a TV series, but only after Taken 2 shoots in the Spring. Read more after the jump. Read More »