Well, Lucy fans, it sounds like a sequel to the Scarlett Johansson film is actually more than a real possibility. Variety is now reporting that writer-director Luc Besson has written the script for another Lucy film.
This comes as a part of the new strategy from Eurocorp, which lost $135 million during the last financial year. This, no doubt, is partially due to the underwhelming response audiences had to Besson’s latest space opera, Valerian and the City of the a Thousand Planets — though films like Shut in, The Circle, Miss Sloane, and Nine Lives also contributed to the loss.
However, with the focus strictly on action thrillers and sci-fi movies — along with a shrinked slate — Besson is able to be more hands-on with the films, and is therefore able to give much more creative oversight. Also, from the sound of it, they’ll continue to work more on modest budgets of $25 to $35 million, which is right up Lucy’s alley.
While Lucy was a critically split film, it did manage to take in a whopping $463.4 million at the box office off its $40 million budget. Admittedly, it ended in a way that isn’t very conducive to sequelization, but in the realm of strange sci-fi, we’re sure they’ll come up with a way.
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