How would you like to see how Natalie Portman’s Mathilda from Luc Besson’s the Professional grew up? How would you like to see what she’s doing now?
It’s a possibility, but it’s very, very unlikely.
The fact is that Ms. Portman is ready and willing to do a sequel to the Professional—also known as Leon in international markets. She has one stipulation though. She will only do it if Luc Besson will direct it.
And he has said he won’t direct it. He’s written it. It’s there, it’s ready, but he doesn’t want to direct it. And because he doesn’t want to direct it, Portman hasn’t even bothered to look at the script.
So that ain’t going to happen any time soon.
Personally, I would love for Portman to do an action movie, something like the Professional. I rather enjoy watching attractive women get involved in action set-pieces. The thing is, though, that the Professional really doesn’t need a sequel. That is a movie that is self-contained. The story reached its conclusion, and it was a good one.
It would be like making a sequel to Highlander—totally unnecessary and it could be so retarded as to actually damage the lustre of the original.