One of the best sci-fi films ever, whose makers were sued for 23 million because the story was allegedly stolen

One of the best sci fi films ever whose makers were

Leeloo Dallas Multipass. Even today, the fifth element has lost none of its humor, its crazy look and its pure fun. The makers were accused of simply stealing some of it. You can watch the well-aged flick on TV today.

On TV: That’s what the sci-fi masterpiece The Fifth Element is about

Nothing less than the survival of humanity is at stake. And only one man can save the earth: Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas, a washed-up taxi driver with a whole host of problems. But he can’t quite do it alone, on the contrary. He needs and gets help from the fifth element himself (Milla Jovovich), who first has to get used to his human body.

What follows is a incredibly chaotic and endearing adventure, which puts the two on a futuristic cruise ship with a priest. They also have to deal with the villain Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman) and his henchmen. And who can’t be missed: Chris Tucker!

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One of the scenes from The Fifth Element, said to be inspired by The Incal.

Sci-Fi scandal: The makers of The Fifth Element were sued over allegations of plagiarism

Because there are supposedly so many big ones in The Fifth Element Similarities to the legendary comic The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Jean “Moebius” Giraud, the people behind the graphic novel have sued those responsible for the cinema project.

There are certainly one or two elements that appear in both works, but the comic creators were unsuccessful in their lawsuit. The similarities are so small that both Jodorowsky and Giraud Lawsuits dismissed were (via: ToutenBD). They wanted a total of around 23 million euros.

What seems particularly strange in this context is that the comic artist
Jean “Moebius” Giraud even took part in the design of The Fifth Element was. His name appears as a designer in the credits and he is said to have drawn a lot for director Luc Besson (via: IMDb).

There are also a few more Parallels between Frank Herbert’s Dune novel and Jodorowsky’s Incal. The author and filmmaker may have been so disappointed with his failure to make a Dune film that he simply incorporated some of Frank Herbert’s ideas into The Incal.

TV or stream: When and where does The Fifth Element come?

Today, April 7, 2024, you can watch The Fifth Element at 10:35 p.m. on Sat.1 look at. There won’t be a repeat for now.

There is also the chance of The Fifth Element also with a subscription to Netflix to see. The strip can also be bought and rented from providers such as Apple, Amazon, Magenta, Maxdome or Google.

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