Lucy is a 2014 French action film directed, written and edited by Luc Besson, and produced by Besson and Europacorp. It was released on 25 July 2014. The film was shot in Taipei, Paris and Cité du Cinéma. It stars Scarlett Johansson as the title character, along with Morgan Freeman playing Professor Norman.
The film Lucy is the second largest budget French film production for the year 2013 with an estimate of 49 million euro. It is also one of the biggest productions for EuropaCorp, the company founded by Luc Besson in 2000.
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Filming started in September 2013 at the Cité du Cinéma, a new megastudio located on the outskirts of Paris. According to EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert, this film had the highest budget in the company's history. He also stated that Luc Besson had never put so many special effects into a movie. On 5 September 2013, scenes were shot at the cliffs of Étretat in northern France.
Filming in Taipei, Taiwan, began on October 21, 2013 and lasted for eleven days. One of the locations filmed at was Taipei 101, one of the world's tallest skyscrapers. Select footage was filmed with IMAX cameras.
Directed by Luc Besson
Produced by Virginie Silla
Written by Luc Besson