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Luc Besson on creating cerebral thriller 'Lucy'

Jul 29, 2014 - San Jose Mercury News (California)

"Lucy" may look like a hard-driving action film or yet another of Scarlett Johansson's super-powered heroine movies.

Well, it is those things -- but it is so much more, too.

Luc Besson's production takes on big questions about the brain, what it means to be human and the nature of the universe -- pairing those with automatic weapons and scary driving.

Besson, the French writer-director-studio mogul, has been thinking about this story for nearly a decade. While the jury remai...