In addition to the film, the 20th anniversary screenings will feature an exclusive new introduction by director Luc Besson, as well as a sneak preview of the filmmaker’s upcoming blockbuster Valerian and the City of the Thousand Planets, a film based on the famed French comics and, judging by the trailers, Besson’s long-awaited return to galaxies far, far away.
A 20th anniversary edition of The Fifth Element, featuring the 4K restoration, will be released to home media in the summer, EW adds.
Despite opening in May 1997 to mixed reviews, The Fifth Element has become a cult favorite over the past two decades. The film stars Willis as military man-turned-cab driver Korben Dallas, who is by chance thrust into a world-saving, galaxy-spanning adventure after picking up Milla Jovovich’s Leeloo, the titular Fifth Element and humanity’s last hope.
Earlier this month, Fathom announced plans to bring The Graduate back to theaters for a special engagement to mark that classic comedy’s 40th anniversary. The film, with a new 4K restoration, will screen later this month as part of the monthly TCM Big Screen Classics series.