Friday, March 16, 2007

District B13: Something Good From The Asshole Of Europe

The entire French nation is a blight on Europe. A cesspool populated by the most boring obnoxious wankers alive. I hate them all more than Aliens or Wogs whom I'm trained to kill...

How ironic then, it is to have those bastards produce such brilliant cinema. The French may have invented cinema yes, but because you invent something doesn't mean you have to be good at it (look at the English and their Rugby team this year).

One such French film which caught my attention back in July last was District B13 (see 2IGTV Episode 21). The Luc Besson produced film made such waves in Hollywood, introducing Parkour as a new martial arts style, that studios immediately wanted to make it their own. Besson, however, thankfully said no to a remake (he probably remembers what the yanks made him do to Taxi *shudders*).

"We're not going to do it," he said. "I don't know, I don't feel it. I'd rather do "District 13 II" with the same guys in France. But at the certain moment, there's a big studio who asked us to remake the film and I said no."

The original starred Parkour founder David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli, taking on criminals in a futuristic city using Belle's fluid art of bouncing off walls. The sequel would reunite Belle and Raffaelli, however Besson hopes for a tonal shift. "We're going to do a sequel in France. It's going to be just a little bit more funny I think."

4 comments:

d k eeshan said...

I'd nearly forgive France for every thing they have done just for the invention of Parkour (and free running). I thought that the Bond chase scene was just amazing and the documentary Jump Britain was fantastic. I'd even mention the Madonna videos, but I just get this creeping feeling some one should tell here she's getting a bit too old.

bollox_to_d'Estaing said...

"The entire French nation is a blight on Europe. A cesspool populated by the most boring obnoxious wankers alive. I hate them all more than Aliens or Wogs whom I'm trained to kill.."
I totally agree, it's about time we nuked the fucking lot of 'em

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

@ d k eeshan:I havn't see the Madonna videos but I can only imagine. The french invented cinema, but even then that won't save them from my final wrath.

@ bollox: Aye! It's time to make Spain an island!

Darkle Dagbar said...

I saw this. it was absolute class!!