AI reimagines “The Fifth Element” as a 1950s sci-fi masterpiece

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  • A YouTuber has recreated “The Fifth Element,” a 1950s sci-fi nostalgia with AI. 
  • The video has gone viral and has over 950,000 views in two months.
  • The concept trailer has been applauded by the fans as it is quite unique and does not follow the conventional norms of a trailer.


Nearly three decades have passed since visionary French filmmaker Luc Besson introduced “The Fifth Element,” a sci-fi classic that continues to captivate audiences. Today, the movie is still considered one of the best works of the genre, which can inspire both viewers and makers. A similar creator, Abandoned Films on YouTube, decided to recreate the movie using AI but with a retro touch, placing it in the 1950s. 

The concept trailer of Abandoned Films takes “The Fifth Element” back to the 1950s with a retro-futuristic look. The video lasts for one minute and one minute and nine seconds, and even though the plot is kept rather intact, the video’s aesthetic is entirely altered.

Fans praise the unique approach and visual appeal

The future world of Besson’s vision is depicted as being set in the future but with design elements of the 1950s. The automobiles, structures, and even spacecraft resemble the designs that one would expect to see in a mid-20th-century science fiction movie. 

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The trailer also features Audrey Hepburn as Leeloo, replacing Milla Jovovich. Hepburn’s beauty and versatility are perfect for the role, and she can really capture the essence of the character. The video was released in early May 2024 and has since received almost 950,000 views, making it go viral. 

The concept trailer has been praised by fans as it features a different approach than traditional trailers and is also visually appealing. Responses to the YouTube video suggest that fans are eager and look forward to a full-length film.

One of the users, @shannonmonroe5873, commented positively on the video, saying, “These are the best videos out there. It makes me want to watch a stylized version of the original movie. The creature and spacecraft designs are awesome. ” 

Remake prospects remain unlikely despite fan interest

Nevertheless, a ‘50s-set version of The Fifth Element is still highly conceivable. The original movie, while being a popular cult film, is relatively small-scale when compared to such franchises as Star Wars and Star Trek; thus, a studio investment into such a specific project is highly improbable. However, the very success of the concept shows that the idea of The Fifth Element is timeless and inspiring. 

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Although the fans may not get to see a ‘50s remake, the buzz created by Abandoned Films is the reflection of the movie’s influence. Some fans went as far as to discuss the sequel. However, the director Luc Besson has not displayed much enthusiasm in returning to the world of “The Fifth Element.” However, a potential for a legacy sequel still exists if Besson decides to do so in the future. 

Cryptopolitan Reporting by Brenda Kanana

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