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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, Luc 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 Scarlett 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".
Luc Besson once called this film as "one part Léon: The Professional (1994), one part Inception (2010) and one part 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)". Many 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.
When Lucy is in Times Square, over her right shoulder is a billboard for The Family (2013), the prior Luc Besson film.
The human-looking ape seen in some scenes is Australopithecus afarensis, who represents the 'missing link' between apes and humans, nicknamed 'Lucy' after John Lennon's song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." She lived 3.2 million years ago and is the earliest known hominid to walk upright like humans.
This is the first R rated film to be partially shot with IMAX cameras.
During the car chase to the outdoor market, an old man reads a newspaper with an ad for Pacific Rim (2013) on the top of the front page.
Lucy's full name is "Lucy Miller" from her passport.
Actress Milla Jovovich was rumored to play Lucy but declined due to pregnancy.
Lucy's birthday is March 10th, 1988.
In 1974, Donaled C. Johanson discovered a 3.2 million year old skeleton in Ethiopia. He called it Austalopithecus Afarensis, later nicknamed "Lucy" In the movie, the lead character Lucy is played by Scarlett Johanson.
In the trailer, a close up of Lucy's eye briefly shows a reptilian eye.
The first scene where Scarlett Johanson appears is the Regent Taipei hotel
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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.

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