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Old 04-25-13, 08:54 PM
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Lucy (2014, Besson) S: Johansson

Scarlett Johansson to Star in Luc Besson's Latest Action Movie (Exclusive)

Luc Besson, the French director with a penchant for putting women front and center in his action movies, has found his next leading lady.

Scarlett Johansson is in final negotiations to star in Besson's latest helming effort, the action-thriller Lucy. Universal has taken worldwide distribution rights with the exception of France, Benelux and China.

Besson wrote the script for Lucy, which centers on a woman forced to become a drug mule. But the drug instead goes into her system, transforming her into an ass-kicking machine. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can't feel pain and other discomforts.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

Wow, I'm interested.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

You had me at Scarlett.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

Didn't Besson say he was going to retire?
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

Wow, that premise sounds like a stupid comic book origin. Still, could be fun. Is he just writing and producing or is he actually directing this one? I'd love to see ScarJo do some Corey Yuen Kung-Fu or something, that would be fun.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

I'm there. First in line.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

if only Lucy was the avenging niece of Leon.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

If Besson is directing, he'll make the crazy ass premise work so well. His protégés are iffy. But goddamnit do we need Besson back into doing action. And looks like this is his film.
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This sounds so incredibly stupid but insanely fun if done just right. If Besson is directing, I'm watching.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

Besson is a mixed bag for me. He's behind some awesome stuff (Leon, Taken), but he's also behind some terrible shit (The Fifth Element, Taken 2).
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

Taken films are not under his direction. He may back them though. And the 5th Element rocks.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Taken films are not under his direction. He may back them though. And the 5th Element rocks.
He was certainly involved in them, although he didn't direct them. Maybe I'd have a higher opinion of Fifth Element if Chris Tucker's character didn't exist.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
I'm there. First in line.
I'm already in line.
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He was certainly involved in them, although he didn't direct them. Maybe I'd have a higher opinion of Fifth Element if Chris Tucker's character didn't exist.
I may not like Tucker but that character was awesome.
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Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post
I'm already in line.
Dammit!
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

Sounds a lot like the premise for Cloak and Dagger.

My prediction: Lucy gets her powers. Lucy finds herself with a family or someone about whom she cares and cares for her in return. The bad guys locate her and she must engage in some ass kicking to defeat them but ultimately must leave those whom she cares about to deliver them from danger. I am also sure at some point Lucy will lose her powers and have to rely on her wits to get out of a tough situation.
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
Sounds a lot like the premise for Cloak and Dagger.

My prediction: Lucy gets her powers. Lucy finds herself with a family or someone about whom she cares and cares for her in return. The bad guys locate her and she must engage in some ass kicking to defeat them but ultimately must leave those whom she cares about to deliver them from danger. I am also sure at some point Lucy will lose her powers and have to rely on her wits to get out of a tough situation.
I would normally agree, but this is Luc Besson, he usually doesn't have the "battle of wits" section, once the story starts it's streamlined to the finale these days.
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
Sounds a lot like the premise for Cloak and Dagger.
The only Cloak and Dagger I know was a movie about a little boy and his imaginary friend (played by Dabney Coleman, as I recall) who was the main character of an Atari video game. It was nothing at all like the premise in the OP.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

Sounds good to me.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
I'm there. First in line.
Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post
I'm already in line.
I'm snorting a line from Scarlett's tits, Miguel Ferrer style.
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The only Cloak and Dagger I know was a movie about a little boy and his imaginary friend (played by Dabney Coleman, as I recall) who was the main character of an Atari video game. It was nothing at all like the premise in the OP.
http://www.ask.com/wiki/Cloak_and_Da...=2800&qsrc=999

I meant the comic, and only in the premise that a drug gives her the powers.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

...powers? Just seems like the gal gets a drug rush from it and she kicks ass from there.
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
http://www.ask.com/wiki/Cloak_and_Da...=2800&qsrc=999

I meant the comic, and only in the premise that a drug gives her the powers.
Interesting. I never heard of that comic.

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
...powers? Just seems like the gal gets a drug rush from it and she kicks ass from there.
I dunno what drugs you've been taking that let you do the following:

She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can't feel pain and other discomforts.
Of course it could end up being that this is all a drug trip she's going through and none of her ass kicking, super powered exploits ever took place. The final shot is her curled on the floor, twitching over a puddle of her own vomit and piss.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

True.
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Re: Lucy (D: Besson; S: Johansson)

of the films Besson has directed. I loved Leon. And didn't care much for The Fifth Element. Is there anything else worth checking out?

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