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Portman Talks Leon 2


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Paul Jenkins

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Posted December 23 2003 - 06:31 PM

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loved "The Professional" as they call it here and am looking forward to the next installment...
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#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Dave_P.

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Posted December 24 2003 - 02:10 AM

Please let this happen!

#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted December 24 2003 - 06:19 AM

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#4 of 18 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted December 24 2003 - 08:04 PM

That would be pretty sweet...

#5 of 18 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted December 25 2003 - 02:38 AM

absolutely marvellous movie indeed.

this would be great

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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Niko Nykanen

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Posted December 26 2003 - 01:53 AM

Yes! This´d be so cool. Please let this happen!
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#7 of 18 OFFLINE   Magnus T

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Posted December 26 2003 - 01:57 AM

I was hoping for a prequel myself.
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#8 of 18 OFFLINE   Chuck C

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Posted December 26 2003 - 11:09 AM

what would it be about?

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Magnus T

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Posted December 26 2003 - 11:52 AM

I'm not Luc Besson. But by judging from the first film there should be alot of backstory to Léon's character. How he came to America, etc.
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#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Steeve Bergeron

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Posted December 26 2003 - 01:44 PM

I think a sequel would be better, Mathilda (Portman) is just about the right age now to take over from Leon.

That could make a great movie, a la "Nikita".

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Posted December 26 2003 - 02:00 PM

Honestly, i'd rather watch Natalie Portman than Jean Reno... Then again, im 18 with raging hormones... Posted Image

#12 of 18 OFFLINE   Chuck C

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Posted December 26 2003 - 02:27 PM

What I meant was: what would the sequel be about?

#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted December 26 2003 - 03:16 PM

Here's how I would imagine it in script form (I need the practice).

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FADE IN

INT: LAW FIRM RECEPTION DESK - DAY

MATHILDA is sitting at a reception desk wearing a telephone headset. The phone RINGS. She ANSWERS it promptly by pressing a button on the phone.

MATHILDA
Allison, McCortley, Lewison and Burks. May I help you?

NARRATOR
She's a receptionist by day, and a professional assassin by night.

EXT: DARK ALLEYWAY - NIGHT

Mathilda, holding a gun, SHOOTS towards the shadow figure of a MAN. We see the shadow of the man COLLAPSE to the ground.

INT: BUILDING'S CRAWLSPACE

Mathilda is MOVING stealthily through the crawlspace, carrying a compact sniper's rifle attached to her back.

NARRATOR
She is a master at infiltrating enemy territory and taking care of business.

INT: MANAGER'S OFFICE

SEEN THROUGH THE SCOPE OF A GUN

The crosshairs of the rifle's scope are AIMED directly at a MAN's forehead.

INT: RESTAURANT

TONY and Mathilda are sitting at a table. Tony shows her a photograph.

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But now, she must take on a job that challenges even her advanced abilities...

TONY
His name is Albert. He's a very special case.

MATHILDA
How so?

TONY
He's an assassin. Just like you.

EXT: CITY PARK - NIGHT

UP A TREE

We see ALBERT aiming towards an unspecified target.

TONY
(voice-over)
Only this assassin has become unreliable.

Albert SHOOTS. We hear a loud BANG.

EXT: CITY STREET - DAY

Albert is WALKING down the street showing no emotion whatsoever, LOOKING at the people around him as if they were targets themselves.

TONY
(voice-over)
Two days ago, he shot the man who hired him for a job. No one knows why.

MATHILDA
(voice-over)
Do you want an explanation?

TONY
(voice-over)
No, I just want him dead.

INT: APPARTMENT - NIGHT

Mathilda is HIDING around a corner, handgun drawn and ready.

NARRATOR
Now Mathilda must take down a man as skilled as she is.

EXT: CITY STREET - DAY

Albert is LOOKING across the street and spots Mathilda.

NARRATOR
A man hunting her down as well.

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At this point, there'd be plenty of cut scenes of Mathilda asking questions, Albert firing towards Mathilda, Mathilda taking cover, Albert threatening Tony and asking "Where is she?" But I'd rather write the entire script at this point in time.

Hmmm... That could be an interesting exercise!

#14 of 18 OFFLINE   John CW

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Posted December 26 2003 - 05:42 PM

I think it would be EXCELLENT if it cut between showing Matilda taking up from Leon and flashbacks showing Leon becoming an assassin (a la Godfather II).
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Posted December 26 2003 - 05:54 PM

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#16 of 18 OFFLINE   Lance Nichols

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Posted December 29 2003 - 03:15 AM

It would appear that Natalie's next project IS a sequal to Leon!

Natalie Portman to reprise role in Leon

Taken with a grain of salt, this being Foxx news of course....

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#17 of 18 OFFLINE   Robert_eb

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Posted December 29 2003 - 03:01 PM

I just hope they can or will incorporate Jean Reno into the film. He's one of my favorite actors.

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Posted December 30 2003 - 06:07 AM

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I mean who doesn't love this film?? Please let us know who you are so we can hunt you down.

I don't. But I should give it a second chance I like both Jean Reno and Natalie Portman. The first time I saw it was a crappy VSH copy on some girls dorm room TV. Aside from the horrible P&S editing of the movie I was mostly concentrating on the girl I was with. I did find there on screen relationship kind of creepy in a pedophile way, but Taxi Driver gave me the same vibe and I thoroughly enjoyed that film. Time will tell I guess.
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