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"I Don't See How We Can Do One": Luc Besson Rules Out 'Lucy' Sequel (For Now)

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 21, 2014 at 10:19AM

In the course of his career, Luc Besson has produced the following: two "Taken" films (with a third on the way); three "Transporter" movies, along with a TV show based on the movie, plus a feature length reboot "The Transporter Legacy" coming next year; "Nikita"; the Hollywood remake "Point Of No Return" in addition to a TV series; four "Taxi" movies; three "Arthur" movies....you see where we're going. So when he says that there's no possibility of a followup to this summer's surprise hit "Lucy," you can see why we're taking his claim with a grain of salt.
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Lucy, Scarlett

In the course of his career, Luc Besson has produced the following: two "Taken" films (with a third on the way); three "Transporter" movies, along with a TV show based on the movie, plus a feature length reboot "The Transporter Legacy" coming next year; "Nikita"; the Hollywood remake "Point Of No Return" in addition to a TV series; four "Taxi" movies; three "Arthur" movies....you see where we're going. So when he says that there's no possibility of a followup to this summer's surprise hit "Lucy," you can see why we're taking his claim with a grain of salt.

The writer/director/producer says that the Scarlett Johansson-starring "Lucy" saga begins and ends with the movie that dropped this summer. ”I don't see how we can do [a sequel]. It's not made for that,” Besson told the Taiwanese press. “If I find something good enough, maybe I will, but for now I don't even think about it.”

Of course, finding an idea "good enough" has generally been a pretty low bar for Besson to reach in the past, so we'll see if he can resist along the lines of his latest claim. But we'll ask you: A TV series? A prequel? Do you think there's a way "Lucy" can continue?

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