Sunday 19 November 2017

Reno doesn't want to jinx Fantomas

Jean Reno says movies aren't the most important thing in his life
Jean Reno says movies aren't the most important thing in his life

Jean Reno has revealed he doesn't want to jinx his forthcoming film Fantomas by talking too much about it.

The Leon star is due to star alongside Vincent Cassel in the comic book movie about an amoral master of disguise and sadistic killer, directed by Christophe Gans.

Jean said: "For the moment we do not have a script so it is only a project. They said it's going to be in 3D so nothing is signed. So it is bad luck if we talk a lot of that."

The 61-year-old French actor stars in new thriller 22 Bullets, which has just premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, directed by his actor friend Richard Berry.

But Jean revealed he would not like to follow his friend into directing.

He revealed: "I've done a short movie and it was bought by a television company in France and they were very happy with the movie.

"But no, I cannot stay two years with the story in my mind, writing, then looking for the money to make the movie, then looking for the actors, then shooting, then editing, and then suddenly boom - you either have a success or nothing. So it is not my cup of tea.

"First of all because the movie business is not the most important in my life.

"I do movies because I like it, I like to change my life into several characters but often I like to run from the movie business, not to work.

"I like to stay with my family, looking at clouds and mountains or whatever."

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