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Action films bore me, says Lucy director Luc Besson

Published on Aug 18, 2014 11:24 PM
 

LONDON (REUTERS) - French director Luc Besson's new film, Lucy, about a woman who ingests a drug that gives her supernormal mental powers, says action films bore him - but his movie still has a spectacular car chase through Paris.

Besson, whose other sci-fi hit, The Fifth Element (1997), starred Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich, has turned to the versatile Scarlett Johansson to play the Lucy of the title.

Within minutes of ingesting the drug, Johansson can walk on the ceiling, and a minute or two after that she can gun down anything that moves.

Eventually she can read minds, learn Chinese in seconds, stop traffic and drive like no one has driven since The French Connection - but this time the wrong way through the tunnels and arcades of Paris, without putting a scratch on her metallic blue Peugeot.

 
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