Lucy To Get International IMAX Release
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.08.2014
On August 8...
Superhero Hype reports that Universal Pictures, EuropaCorp, and IMAX have announced that after it has a domestic debut on July 25, Luc Besson's Lucy will debut in IMAX internationally on August 8. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. Select scenes for the film were shot with high-resolution IMAX cameras.
Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said: "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. 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."
Besson added: "When shooting a movie, as much as possible, I try and remove the wall between the lens and the performers. Filming key scenes in Lucy with IMAX cameras allowed me to bring the gradual awakening that our heroine is experiencing directly to the audience. 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."