class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-60791″ title=”Luc Besson” src=”×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”257″ height=”180″ />French auteur Luc Besson has been happy to focus his energies, of late, into making CGI kids films and acting as a mentor for young upcoming directors. Now he’s back behind the camera for a very different project to that of his past work.

Collider is reporting that The Fifth Element director’s next feature will be a biopic about recently-released pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. This news comes after recent reports that Crouching Tiger star and ex-Bond girl Michelle Yeoh travelled to Rangoon to meet with the pro-democracy leader.

The film (which has been titled Into the Light) will follow the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner who, following her arrest in 1989, spent 15 years of the last 21 years under house arrest before finally being freed on 13 November this year.

I will be interesting to see what Besson does with this story. Let’s hope that it’s better received than his last biopic – 1999’s underperforming Joan of Arc (which starred his then-wife Milla Jovovich.)