Luc Besson's LUCY Confirmed For An International IMAX Release

This August will see the release of Lucy, the latest film from director Luc Besson. In the movie, Scarlett Johansson (Her) plays a woman granted extraordinary abilities after being forced into becoming a drug mule. Read on for details on the IMAX release...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/8/2014

IMAX Corporation, Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast Corp. and EuropaCorp today announced that Lucy, the new thriller from acclaimed filmmaker Luc Besson that stars Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released into IMAX theatres in select international territories starting August 8.

Furthering The IMAX Experience, select scenes in Lucy were captured using IMAX cameras. Those sequences filmed with the extremely high-resolution cameras will add to the explosive action and scope of the film as seen best in IMAX theaters.

"Luc Besson is one of the most gifted creators of on-screen heroines in cinema history, and Scarlett Johansson is a favorite of IMAX audiences around the world," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "Besson uses IMAX cameras to capture this powerful combination, making Lucy the kind of visceral visual spectacle that our fans are looking for and providing a moviegoing experience only IMAX can deliver."

"When shooting a movie, as much as possible, I try and remove the wall between the lens and the performers," said Besson. "Filming key scenes in Lucy with IMAX cameras allowed me to bring the gradual awakening that our heroine is experiencing directly to the audience. I hope that you can feel what she feels and go on this exciting journey with her as she adapts to the incredible changes to her mind and body."

The IMAX release of Lucy will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
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SuperCat - 7/8/2014, 7:44 AM
yossarian - 7/8/2014, 7:45 AM
I'd paint three of them murals for some of that ass.
Superior - 7/8/2014, 7:46 AM
"When shooting a movie, as much as possible, I try and remove the wall between the lens and the performers," said Besson. "Filming key scenes in Lucy with IMAX cameras allowed me to bring the gradual awakening that our heroine is experiencing directly to the audience. I hope that you can feel what she feels and go on this exciting journey with her as she adapts to the incredible changes to her mind and body."

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ICEMAN5151 - 7/8/2014, 7:50 AM
want to touch the hiney!
Pasto - 7/8/2014, 7:56 AM
^Lol I think I love you!
Gusto - 7/8/2014, 7:59 AM
Sid's the best drug mule I've ever encountered.
You can back a Chevy conversion van up into his ass.
Bl00dwerK - 7/8/2014, 8:44 AM
Hmmm. Are the abilities real or is she tripping?
cipher - 7/8/2014, 8:47 AM
When she starts an argument with a box of crayons, then we'll know she's tripping balls for sure.
ElDarkside - 7/8/2014, 8:48 AM
This movie looks interesting... Like a cross between Limitless and Bourne Identity with the black widow. The marketing is good too as I never heard of this before seeing a tv ad and now I def want to see it.

Can't get enough her... She kicks some serious ass and has got a fine one as well

Take my money...
ElDarkside - 7/8/2014, 8:48 AM
This movie looks interesting... Like a cross between Limitless and Bourne Identity with the black widow. The marketing is good too as I never heard of this before seeing a tv ad and now I def want to see it.

Can't get enough of her... She kicks some serious ass and has got a fine one as well

Take my money...
DrLecter - 7/8/2014, 9:01 AM
Like a female Beyonder... I'm game! No, seriously I'm not a Besson fan, but to me this is a chance to see a movie character wield incredible powers on screen and this time it's a FEMALE to boot. So I'll see it.

I love strong female characters. This is like a tasty snack while I am rally just dreaming of a Ms. Marvel movie, a Wonder Woman movie, She-Hulk, Spider-Woman etc
Jwe75 - 7/8/2014, 9:11 AM
gaikinger - 7/8/2014, 9:57 AM
Just finished watching Under The Skin....what a total mind f#@k! Excellent movie for those who can handle artsy, ponderous cinema that peculates the grey matter. Looking forward to Lucy which looks like a more fun feature. By the way.....ScarJo goes full frontal in Under.
JediPhilosopher - 7/8/2014, 10:33 AM
I almost don't want to give it away, but most will hate Under the Skin. At first... Some of those who really think about what just happened might yet like it. I wasn't one of those. :P
JediPhilosopher - 7/8/2014, 10:34 AM
Looking forward to LUCY
ICEMAN5151 - 7/8/2014, 10:41 AM
@ GAIKINGER - FULL FRONTAL? LIKE FULL?
RajunRemyLebeau - 7/8/2014, 11:07 AM
Ass to ass.
RajunRemyLebeau - 7/8/2014, 11:07 AM
Don't google that at work. #regrettabledecision
TexasTwoFace - 7/8/2014, 3:02 PM
Everyone who wants to see a Black Widow solo film needs to go see this movie.
sameoldthing - 7/8/2014, 9:48 PM
Love me some ScarJo...yes'um!
PunchFromSpace - 7/9/2014, 12:35 AM
Yeah... Let's talk more about the movie Scarlet Johansson doesn't get naked in... That'll be absolutely riviting.... This movie looks pretty solid :P Just sayin...
ELgUaSoN - 7/9/2014, 1:51 AM


Dechiriko - 7/9/2014, 4:45 AM
Well, that oughta be incredible cuz besson's god

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