Luc Besson (THE PROFESSIONAL, THE FIFTH ELEMENT) has told the ASSOCIATED PRESS that his forthcoming film, ARTHUR AND THE MINIMOYS, will be his last directorial effort. Besson plans to focus his energy on civic projects, including a foundation he is forming to help youths in France's inner cities.
MINIMOYS will open in France on Dec. 13, 2006, and in North America on Jan. 12, 2007.
"They are my 10 little babies," he said. "I love them all. I am pleased to have completed this cycle. That is finished."