“Most people use only 10% of their brain capacity. But, imagine we get to 100%“. This phrase, spoken by Morgan Freeman and highlighted in the trailer, sums up the basic concept of Alone. Lucy.
The film is now available for free streaming on TF1+. Released in 2014, Luc Besson’s film had everything on paper to be his new one Leon or successor of The fifth element : An over-the-top synopsis, a royal cast (Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, of course) and a comfortable budget estimated at $40 million. The result? the box
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Even if the critics were not fully engaged (66% on Rotten Tomatoes, only 2.7/5 from the press on Allosine), the success was still there, for example, with more than 5.2 million viewers in France. Released in the summer of 2014, the film grossed over $460 million after three months. A figure that allowed it to become “the greatest success of a French feature film, considering all the filming languages” refers to the master Wikipedia for us.
Sequel to Lucy ?
And inevitably, this cardboard regularly gives rise to hopes of a sequel… even if Luc Besson has systematically rejected the idea of continuing the story. Since its release, however, A Lucy 2 Officially mentioned by Europa Corp. Contrary to what he said a few months ago, the French director seemed ready and was even working on the script, on the other hand assured to focus on it first. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
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The latter’s mixed success put the project in question and cost Europacorp financially. But here again, a sequel is on the table. In late 2017, Variety even claimed that the scenario was in place. A somewhat reverential declaration by Luc Besson was quickly dismissed. On Instagram, he became angry with the media and journalists repeating this statement: “Respect yourself. FYI: No, I’m not making Lucy 2. Neither yesterday nor tomorrow. Yet this fake news has spread all over the world thanks to you…(…)“
Nothing to disappoint Variety who took up this topic again and again in 2022. This time, there was talk of a spin-off in the form of a series, with Morgan Freeman in talks to reprise his role. Have you seen its color or heard anything about it since? We neither…
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Since then, there hasn’t been much news of a sequel. Neither in the film nor in the series. consolation, Lucy Free awaits you on TF1+.