“The Fifth Element” getting 20th anniversary re-release

Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich star in Luc Besson’s “The Fifth Element.”

Sony Pictures

“The Fifth Element” -- Luc Besson’s cult classic science-fiction caper starring Bruce Willis and Mila Jovovich -- turns 20 this year. 

To celebrate the occasion the film is getting a special 4k restoration and re-release, Sony Pictures announced Friday.

The film -- set during the 23rd century and featuring a cab driver (Willis) and an alien being (Jovovich) trying to save the universe from complete annihilation -- will return to theaters for two nights next month, coupled with a special preview of Besson’s latest film, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” 

Screenings of “The Fifth Element” will be held May 14 and 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at select theaters. Tickets are available via Fathom Events