”Arthur” Besson’s Last
Luc Besson, director of the “The Professional” and “The Fifth Element,” says his latest movie will be his last. 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, “Arthur et les Minimoys,” opens in France on Dec. 13.
“They are my 10 little babies,” he told RTL radio. “I love them all. I am pleased to have completed this cycle. That is finished.”
Besson, 47, said he was keen to try his hand at a whole array of new projects.
“I want to take a little care of my fellow citizens. I want to take a little care of my planet. I want to act in favor of the inner cities, in favor of the environment. I want to do lots of things,” he said.
“I am trying to start a foundation. I want to help youths in the inner cities. I am very sensitive about all these youths. I find that they have incredible energy.”
Arthur and the Invisibles, also known as Arthur and the Minimoys in some markets, will open in the U.S. on January 12, 2007.