Although details aresketchy, it would appear that French filmmaker Luc Besson has directed a filmin total secrecy this summer in Paris. Citing the upcoming issue of France'sPremiere magazine, Agence France Presse reports that Besson shot Angel A for seven weeks over the summer and will release thefilm in December.

Local star Jamel Debbouze issaid to head the cast of the black-and-white romantic comedy about which littleelse is known apart from the fact that certain scenes were shot at the EiffelTower and the US embassy. Gilbert Melki is understood to co-star. Besson'sEuropaCorp. could not be reached over the weekend for comment.

Besson, who writes, directsand produces as well as running one of France's most prolific studios, has notdirected a film since 1999's The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc.

His other current project isthe big-budget family film Arthur And The Minimoys adapted from his own series of children's books. Thatfilm stars Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Freddie Highmore and Mia Farrow among othersand will be ready in 2006.