Now, Guy Pearce talked in his latest interview about Besson's newest project, which definitely sounds interesting, and that is:
a rescue story, it’s set slightly in the future. I play a sort of special-operations guy who was sent on a mission to rescue the President’s daughter from a prison. She’s gone to visit the prison, something’s gone wrong, she’s been taken captive. And the prison is actually in orbit, so it’s gotten to the point where there’s no more room for prisons anymore on Earth, so they’re now creating these space stations—prisoners are sort of exiled in them out in space, and are basically just floating around the earth in orbit. It’s a Luc Besson-produced film. The two Irish guys who directed it have got wonderful sensibility when it comes to visual effects and the sort of thriller genre. They wrote a really powerful and interesting script that’s actually also quite funny. My character is quite irreverent, he really can’t be bothered going out there and rescuing her. He’s only doing it to save his own ass because he’s about to get thrown in prison for something else, he’s discovered that his friend and old partner is also out in this prison so he’s really out there to save him not her, so he’s got quite a sort of attitude. So quite a different role for me as well, a bit of an action hero kinda guy, but not your typical one (laughs). And it was quite an action-oriented film, so I had to be in fairly good shape and try and match it with a lot of prisoners who felt that it would do them more good to have the President’s daughter in their hands than mine. So you know, as I said a bit of fight.
You can read the full interview here --> http://collider.com/guy-pearce-intervie ... out/75686/