Lucy 2 Is Still Happening, Luc Besson Has Already Written Script
Posted 2017/09/30 0 0
A sequel to Luc Besson’s 2014 science fiction movie Lucy is moving forward.
At the CineEurope convention in Barcelona, Spain, the presentation for Besson’s Paris-based EuropaCorp unveiled a number of their upcoming titles. However, in a rather understated, but nevertheless intriguing final side-note, a Lucy sequel was reportedly revealed to be part of that cinematic lineup. Following struggles with likes of Valerian, EuropaCorp is scaling back its film slate. But Lucy 2 is moving forward...
While Besson was not on hand to further expound on the exciting admission, it does come to represent no less than a complete 180 degree turn from his on-the-record opinion regarding a prospective Lucy sequel. As Besson told THR last year:
"I don't see how we can do one. It's not made for that. If I find something good enough, maybe I will, but for now I don't even think about it."
Lucy had released in July 2014 opposite Brett Ratner’s Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, and one week before James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Although it performed modestly well domestically, it earned most of its grosses from overseas markets, raking in over $463 million at the worldwide box office against an estimated production budget of $40 million. Adding to the fact that it garnered generally positive reviews from critics, it made sense that Besson would consider making a sequel. EuropaCorp CEO Marc Shmuger told Variety that the company plans on readjusting their lineup following the commercial failure of Besson’s most recent film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, this past summer.
Thus, a sequel would seemingly make little sense. With the protagonist having become a formless entity of sorts, it might be a bit bizarre and ham-handed for the franchise to come back to the well, having Lucy save the world by the rudimentary means of being reconstituted once again as a sexy femme-fatale to decimate legions of armed ne’er-do-wells with cosmic karate.