IMAX Corporation, Universal Pictures (a division of Comcast Corp.) and EuropaCorp have confirmed that "Lucy", the new superhero thriller from Luc Besson, starring Scarlett Johansson and Oscar 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, 2014.
"When shooting a movie, as much as possible, I try and remove the wall between the lens and the performers," said Besson:
"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., 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."
"Filming key scenes in 'Lucy' with IMAX cameras allowed me to bring the gradual awakening that our heroine is experiencing directly to the audience," said Besson.
"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."
"Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy', an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic..."
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