Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Trailer For Avengers: Age Of Ultron Smashes In
And our first (brief) look at The Vision
Dan Stevens In Talks For Beauty And The Beast
And Luke Evans will be Gaston
Ridley Scott Wants To Bring Flashman Back To Screens
Adapting George MacDonald Fraser's books
Zachary Quinto Joins Hannibal
But how will he fit into the show?
Bruce Willis Heads For Misery On Stage
He'll make his Broadway debut with the Stephen King adaptation
Fox Sets T.S. Nowlin To Adapt Third Maze Runner Book
The franchise's writer finds The Death Cure
Teaser Trailer For Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes Lands
Long in the sleuth
First Trailer For Self/Less
Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds find immortality has side effects
Peanuts Movie Character Posters Online
Charlie Brown and the gang get face time
Daniel Von Bargen 1950-2015
Gruff character actor dies aged 64
Jeff Goldblum Back For Independence Day 2
Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher also confirmed
Cary Fukunaga Updates On It
The search for Pennywise continues
Game Of Thrones' Rose Leslie Joins Luther
But Ruth Wilson won't be back
Steve Martin Joins Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
He's part of the cast for Ang Lee's latest
Community Season Six Trailer Online
The Age Of Yahoo is upon us
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Make room for Cap!
Bryan Singer Adapting The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
He'll tackle the Robert A. Heinlein book
Steven Spielberg's New Film Now Titled Bridge Of Spies
Cold war thriller is untitled no longer
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 March 2015
Sullivan Stapleton Dives Into The Lake
Luc Besson's new thriller
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Lucy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
3 Days To Kill (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Godfather Part II (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Grudge Match (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Last Vegas (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Robert De Niro On For Malavita
Luc Besson's new gangster thriller

22 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Robert De Niro On For Malavita

Luc Besson seems committed to cranking out the thrillers, and has lined up a big name for his latest project: he’ll send Robert De Niro to Normandy for what is currently titled Malavita.

Besson has adapted the script from Tonino Benacquista’s book Badfellas (he probably wishes he could use the original title, but given who is starring, that’s probably a meta gag too far). The story finds De Niro as a retired American mafia type living in France with his family as part of the witness protection program. Telling the locals he’s there to write a history of the Allied landings in World War II, he settles into life in the pleasant town. But this is not the first time he’s tried to make a living somewhere – and his past is always ready to catch up with him…

The cameras should be cranking in August. Besson has another film bubbling away, though chances are he’ll hand this one to another director. He’s cranked out Three Days To Kill with From Paris With Love co-writer Adi Hasak. Little is known about the plot, but Besson’s company is describing it as in the same vein as Taken, with more humour. So… A hilarious look at the sex slave trade? Doubt it. But were he still with us, we could picture Leslie Nielsen in the Liam Neeson role.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Abigail Breslin Is The Final Girl
Not so sunshiney any more
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

LEON always reminds me of TAXI DRIVER
if they wanna remake LEON aka THE PROFESSIONAL cast liam neeson as leon cast saoirse ronan as mathilda and best of all cast fassbender as the mental stansfield More

Posted by bill the butcher at 17:00 on 22 May 2012 | Report This Post

LEON always reminds me of TAXI DRIVER
if they wanna remake LEON aka THE PROFESSIONAL cast liam neeson as leon cast saoirse ronan as mathilda and best of all cast fassbender as the mental stansfield More

Posted by bill the butcher at 17:00 on 22 May 2012 | Report This Post

From THE KILLER ELITE, you could tell De Niro was itching to go the Liam Neeson route... More

Posted by Irons at 10:16 on 22 May 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Showrunner Beau Willimon Reveals 8 House Of Cards Secrets
On Kevin Spacey’s dog-dispatching and more…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)