The Fifth Element Is Coming Back to Theaters
Few sci-fi movies are as polarizing as The Fifth Element, the campy 1997 blockbuster that was equally praised and panned by critics. Whether you loved it or hated it the first time around, you’ll soon get the chance to revisit the futuristic thriller in theaters: As Entertainment Weekly reports, Sony Pictures will commemorate the movie’s 20th anniversary with a two-day theatrical re-release in May.
Co-written and directed by Luc Besson, The Fifth Element is set in the year 2263, and tells the story of soldier-turned-cab driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) and orange-haired humanoid alien Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), who join forces to save the world from an evil extraterrestrial force. At the time, it was the most expensive European film ever made.
Sci-fi fans can catch screenings of The Fifth Element—and a sneak preview of Besson’s upcoming summer adventure film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets—on Sunday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 17, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available online, along with locations of participating theaters.
[h/t Entertainment Weekly]