It was one brilliant movie back in the day when animation was not in the full swing and Transformers not falling from the skies but even then it was enough to impress and went into the history books.
In a recent interview with The Playlist, Besson was asked which film of his he’d like to direct a sequel to, and this was his response.
The Fifth Element. I was a little bit frustrated because I made the film right before all the new effects arrived. So when I did the film it was all blue screen, six hours, dots on the wall, takes forever to do one shot. Now, basically, you put the camera on your shoulder and then you run and then you add a couple of dinosaurs and spaceships. And I was so frustrated because it was not so easy at the time. So I always think to myself that I would avenge one day and use all the new tools to do a sci-fi film for sure….
I don’t know if it would be directly connected [to The Fifth Element] but it would be the same area and the same genre. So for me it would be connected even if the stories had nothing to do with each other.