AceShowbiz - Movie industry will truly lose a prominent figure in filmmaking. Veteran director Luc Besson has unveiled his plan to take a permanent withdrawal from directing field, stating that his upcoming work of "Arthur and the Invisibles" will be the last film feature he helms. "I am pleased to have completed this cycle," so he said. "That is finished."
Following the shocking statement, the 47-year-old filmmaker revealed on Monday, September 11 his intention to devote himself to civic projects instead, saying that he was keen to try his hand at a whole array of new projects. "I want to take a little care of my fellow citizens," he remarked. I want to take a little care of my planet. I want to act in favor of the inner cities, in favor of the environment. I want to do lots of things."
A native of Paris, France, Besson is also known as a prolific screenwriter and producer. He initially made his foray in show business through a short film called "L'Avant dernier" released in 1981 then earned worldwide recognition in his 1990 effort of "Nikita." "Arthur and the Invisibles" is his 10th big screen feature and will open in France on December 13 this year followed by North America on January 12, 2007.