Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. Like muscle memory or a nervous tick, writerdirectorproducer luc besson cant help but make action movies. Luc besson says lucy sequel unlikely hollywood reporter. It tells the story of lucy a young woman tricked by her boyfriend into delivering a briefcase to a powerful drug lord. Books by luc besson author of arthur and the minimoys. Lucy is a science fiction action thriller movie belongs to the country france. Luc besson takes to his official facebook to call out the clickbait fake news web sites for falsely reporting he was developing a sequel to the 2014 hit movie starring scarlett johnasson, lucy apparently a web site translated a foreign interview wrong and then reported luc besson said he was making a new lucy movie, which saw all the other desperate clickbait sites follow suit.
Then again i didnt labour over the science to over complicate the overall enjoyment. Luc besson denies that lucy 2 is in active development, while also criticizing journalists for making up the story in the first place. The story centers on a woman johansson who falls prey to sinister underworld forces, but. We so wanted to get behind luc bessons big, silly spectacle. The professional had written and directed the 2014 scifi action film, lucy, starring scarlett johansson as the eponymous character. A decade ago, luc besson seemed burned out as a filmmaker. Considered the french equivalent of steven spielberg, filmmaker luc besson has a reputation for creating fastpaced, ultrastylish, and hugely budgeted films with mass appeal. Jul 23, 2014 french director luc besson has done something quite unexpected with his new film lucy, possibly unintentionally.
Shop movies directed by luc besson on dvd, vhs, and rare video formats at alibris. I saw that it would have a pulpfiction setup though. Jul 23, 2014 nine years ago, luc besson came across a theory that humans only use 10% of their brain capacity. As a child of undersea divers, director luc besson, who is perhaps best known in the u. So, too, with lucy, writerdirectorproducer luc bessons mindbendingly miscalculated scifi vehicle for scarlett johansson. Morgan freeman and scarlett johansson headline this europacorptf1 films coproduction directed by luc besson, and released by universal pictures. Luc besson and the disturbing true story behind leon. Luc besson s most popular book is arthur and the minimoys. Lucy by luc besson, 9788379893157, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Luc bessons valerian and the city of a thousand planets. Join arthur as he embarks on a journey to the land of the minimoys, a tribe of people less than one. The general premise is that a young woman named lucy scarlett johansson gets abducted by a gang in taipei and forced to carry a bag of drugs in her abdomen.
Should director luc bessons pedophilia really be forgotten. A turn in a conversation is interrupted by a closeup of a mousetrap, an explosion is replaced by a man exhaling. Luc besson has 23 books on goodreads with 10033 ratings. Lucy scarlett johansson and writerdirector luc besson make an effective duo in this agreeably goofy scifi thriller. Luc besson is a french film director, writer and producer. See all books authored by luc besson, including the fifth element. The general premise is that a young woman named lucy scarlett johansson gets abducted by a gang in. I love a good audio book, so i listened to jim dales excellent performance and loved every second. The early trailer for luc besson s new film, lucy, promised giddy digital wizardry, and the movie delivers, in a way that surprised me. Lucy 2 is currently in the works with a script by luc besson, pushed on by the commercial failure of besson s valerian and the city of a thousand planets. See contact information and details about luc besson. Lucys based on bad science, and 6 more secrets about.
Jul 20, 2017 luc besson narrates a scene from valerian video. Luc besson narrates a sequence from valerian and the city of a thousand planets featuring dane dehaan and cara delevingne. Lucy trailer 1 2014 luc besson, scarlett johansson movie. After spending his entire childhood diving, an accident rendered him unable to dive again, and he turned his. The momentum in combination with the 90 minute runtime, kept myself entertained for the entirety. Apr 02, 2014 lucy trailer 1 2014 luc besson, scarlett johansson movie hd lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Susan hayward one of the hottest international properties to come out of the new wave of french filmmakers in the 1980s, luc besson is a director with a simple mission and a dazzling visual style. Lucy is a 2014 french science fiction action film written and directed by luc besson and produced by his wife virginie bessonsilla for his company europacorp. Luc besson s lucy is based on a lie the general premise is that a young woman named lucy scarlett johansson gets abducted by a gang in taipei and. He eventually eclipses the dumb exposition from the movies first act with some waysmarter content, which comes in the form of. Lucy 2014 directed by luc besson featuring scarlett johansson, morgan freeman, choi minsik, amr waked, julian rhindtutt. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Often produced in limited edition print runs, steelbook editions are especially.
Luc besson biography, movie highlights and photos allmovie. My expression is a reflection of the world i have seen, and in that world everyone was barefoot in bathing suits, following the order of the sea, the natural order. The son of two scuba instructors, he was born in paris on march 18, 1959, and spent most of his youth following his parents on the club med circuit between greece and. I wrote an article about lucy for the american cinematographer, highlighting the beautiful lighting of cinematographer thierry arbogast, afc. The dumbest movie ever made about brain capacity the. A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables.
Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials. Arthur and the invisibles by luc besson, paperback. He has been involved with over 50 films, spanning 26. In his ludicrously entertaining 2014 sciencefiction thriller, lucy, the french director luc besson gave us a chemically enhanced action heroine with the. He has contributed to many projects as either writer, director, producer, or a combination of the three.
Books by luc besson author of arthur and the minimoys goodreads. It has been released in french, english and, korean language. Interview luc besson 2 the american society of cinematographers. But in the end, this probably isnt a dealbreaker for most viewers, because director and writer luc besson the fifth element, the professional is adept at distracting us with sweet car chases and tense shootouts. Nikita, by luc besson 1990 the gunfight scene with. Director luc besson is currently working on a script for lucy 2, with bessons europacorp confirming that the sequel is officially moving forward. Luc besson has 22 books on goodreads with 9808 ratings. Mini bio 1 luc besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. This ridiculous, highly watchable, at points startlingly psychedelic action thriller is probably luc bessons best film since leon which isnt saying a great. He eventually eclipses the dumb exposition from the movies first act with some waysmarter content, which comes in the form of subtext. It stars scarlett johansson, morgan freeman, choi minsik, and amr waked.
Mit lucy konnte besson dann 2014 wieder einen internationalen kinoerfolg feiern. One of the hottest international properties to come out of the new wave of french filmmakers in the 1980s, luc besson is a director with a simple mission and a dazzling visual style. Luc bessons most popular book is arthur and the minimoys. Luc bessons lucy is fastpaced and eyepopping if silly. Luc paul maurice besson is a french film director, screenwriter, and producer. Most noted for their stunning visuals, luc besson s films often invite scrutiny of the blurred line between the artistic and the commercial. Looks like scarlett johansson tops out at 100% brain capacity director luc besson said he is unlikely to make a sequel to his hit scifi action thriller lucy, despite various requests, as it didn.
Shouting out for original science fiction, in this age of juggernaut franchises, is like supporting local shops and native produce. The film was shot in taipei, paris, and new york city. The cover of lucy brought to my attention, leon, which i had not heard of. The first half of lucy contains the most energetic and purely entertaining filmmaking besson has produced since the fifth element, packed with pulpy action, pseudoscience, title cards, spedup montages, and teasing associative cuts. Lucy directed by luc besson available on bluray, dvd. When luc besson did leon, the story of a yearold girl in love with an older man, it was very inspired by us since it was written while our story started. Luc besson narrates a scene from valerian the new york times. There he took odd jobs in film to get a feel for the industry. Scarlett johansson gets superpowers in luc bessons lucy. Luc besson books list of books by author luc besson. Luc besson is a wonderful writer, the fifth element is also excellent. Lucys based on bad science, and 6 more secrets about the film. Lucy 2 not in development says luc besson screen rant. Luc besson french film directors series by susan hayward author visit amazons susan hayward page.
Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Arthur and the invisibles by luc besson overdrive rakuten. Luc besson on the origins of lucy the french filmmaker gets cerebral with this scarlett johansson action movie about the smartest woman ever. Jun 28, 2017 how luc besson s europacorp made the big budget valerian as a prudent, lowrisk investment rob cain former contributor opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own. Luc besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. With the comic book film valerian and the city of a thousand planets coming out soon, i thought now would be the best time to discuss the director of the film. The movie is about both arthur and the minimoys and arthur and the forbidden city, and it follows it very well, if my memory is correct. Scarlett johansson gets a rude awakening here as an. Luc besson conjures up a terrific opening sequence, then loses the thread as thoroughly as dane dehaan and cara delevingne fail to kindle romantic chemistry. A fantasy about unlocking 100 percent of the brains potential that expects viewers to be using just 2 or 3 percent of their own gray matter, luc besson s lucy plays more like a big dumb superhero. Luc besson is a french film director, writer, and producer known for making highly visual thriller and action films. The travelogues were taken between 1924 and 1926 on a motor journey between lands.
The open road was shot by an early british pioneer of film named claude friesegreene and who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father william a noted cinematographer had been experimenting with. But this isnt to say that lucy is cold as a film or as a character. French film director, screenwriter, and producer mr. Scarlett johansson stars in luc besson s new actionthriller, lucy, about a woman who stumbles into the criminal underworld and inadvertently acquires superhuman abilities. Anna trailers luc besson s anna 2019 movie trailers star sasha luss, helen mirren, cillian murphy, luke evans, and lera abova. Luc bessons surprisingly metaphysical lucy the new yorker.
He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of the big blue 1988 and the fifth element 1997, as an adolescent bored in school. Subsequently she is forced into becoming a drug mule, however, the package implanted in her leaks with mind blowing effects. The plot points may sound kind of silly on their own, but by the end, lucy literally sits through a sequence in which she realizes. He wrote and directed the 2014 scifi action film lucy and the 2017 space opera film valerian and the city of a thousand planets. All he left behind are his notebooks full of stories about little known african tribesincluding the minimoys, a miniature people who are all less than one inch tall. Luc besson s lucy is based on a lie the general premise is that a young woman named lucy scarlett johansson gets abducted by a gang in taipei and forced to carry a bag of drugs in her abdomen. The arthur series refers to a series of fantasy novels for children written by luc besson, a film director and producer, and published from 2002 to 2005 in france, the united states and the united kingdom. The film is inspired by the french comic books which besson read as a teenager.
One of the most respected names in french film studies, susan hayward, sketches besson s filmmaking career and processes to date, placing the films within their. Besson has been nominated for, and won, numerous awards and honors from the foreign press, and is often credited as inventing the socalled cinema du look movement in french film. I expect it to arrive at any moment and cant wait to see it. Jul 25, 2014 the early trailer for luc bessons new film, lucy, promised giddy digital wizardry, and the movie delivers, in a way that surprised me. Besson is associated with the cinema du look film movement. Luc besson celebrity profile check out the latest luc besson photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. Olivier beriot, luc besson, luise helm, nathalie cheron, thierry arbogast, julien rey. Director luc bessons valerian and the city of a thousand planets failed to become the next great scifi film franchise and nobody really shouldve expected that to happen, but his film. Making his directorial debut with le dernier combat, besson s beautifully executed blackandwhite cinematography earned him a chance to make his first major feature, subway, a film described by michael. Director luc besson deals in the mindblowing as much as the physical in this crazyquilt collision of limitless and 2001. Luc besson directed this movie, luc besson also wrote this movie himself. Lucy by luc besson luc besson, scarlett johansson, morgan. Join arthur as he embarks on a journey to the land of the minimoys, a tribe of people less than one inch tall, to find his missing grandfather and a.
Luc bessons lucy 2 is still happening, and its thanks. Besson directed and cowrote the screenplay of this science fiction thriller with the screenwriter robert mark kamen. Dec 22, 2014 lucy luc besson extrait bruno bollereddat. His edits and cutaways crackle with hyperactive references, and lucy s exploits in superhuman badassery are dotted with tongueincheek humor. The son of two scuba instructors, he was born in paris on march 18, 1959, and spent most of his youth following his parents on the club med circuit between greece and yugoslavia. With one of the largest book inventories in the world, find the book you are looking for. Luc bessons lucy 2 is still happening, and its thanks to valerian. Aug 25, 2014 luc besson confirms in the interview that universal has approached him asking if he would be willing,to get the band back together.207 486 1449 55 607 242 660 296 1476 1568 97 1132 164 1067 1347 177 707 890 475 721 1286 244 842 1499 696 544 347 1248 1082 1253 370 478 1278 68 1155 1422 787 272 330 1322 324 296 1403 325 326