Universal to Distribute Luc Besson’s Sci-Fi Film Starring Angelina Jolie

     December 12, 2011

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Last week we reported that Angelina Jolie was looking to star in an untitled sci-fi thriller set to be directed by Luc Besson. At the time the project was without a studio, but now Deadline reports that Universal has closed a deal to distribute the pic. Plot details are currently under wraps, but the feature is described as a “large-scale dramatic thriller” and is said to be rooted in true scientific elements. Besson wrote the script and will direct. The film is said to be in the vein of Besson’s earlier work like The Fifth Element and The Professional. The director recently helmed the drama The Lady, and Jolie is readying the release of her directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey. Production on the untitled pic is set to get underway in April.

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