Lucy (2014) Poster

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The script took 9 years to make.
Despite widely published reports that 'Angelina Jolie' was originally cast as the lead, but dropped out, Besson has since denied them and admitted that he only met with a couple of actresses to discuss playing the lead role. He says when he saw how strongly Johansson reacted to the story, she immediately landed the part.
In an interview on 08/03/2014 (evening news on France 2), Luc Besson said that this project took 10 years to become a reality. Also, he admitted that he knew that some scientific assumptions were erroneous, e.g. that humans use only 10% of their brain. Nonetheless, he said that "[such assumption] would be a great start for a sci-fi movie".
DIRECTOR CAMEO: Luc Besson - A doctor in the Paris hospital with the other three drug mules arrested, later among those shot by Mr. Jang's gang.
Luc Besson once called this film as "one part Leon, one part Inception and one part 2001: A Space Odyssey". A lot of shots in the film were mirrored after these three films.
Although the scenes in Asia take place in Taiwan, Mr. Jang and his henchmen speak Korean.
This is the first R rated film to be partially shot with IMAX cameras.
Prior to the car chase's ending at an outdoor market, there's a shot of an old man reading a newspaper with an ad for Pacific Rim on the top of the front page.
Lucy's full name is "Lucy Miller" from her passport.
Lucy's birthday is March 10th, 1988.
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Actress Milla Jovovich was rumored to play Lucy but declined due to pregnancy.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When Lucy is in Times Square, over her right shoulder is a billboard for The Family (2013), which is the film director Luc Besson made prior to this film.
Lucy meets a human-looking ape while travelling through time, who represents the 'missing link' between apes and humans, also known as 'Lucy'. She lived 3.2million years ago and was the first ape to walk upright like humans.
During the car chase in Paris the French guy was reading a news paper with a picture of Gypsy Danger the Jager from Pacific Rim.

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