Studios are always keen to squeeze sequels out of success stories, and filmmaker Luc Besson and his EuropaCorp company have been as guilty of that as anyone. Films he produced like “Taken,” “The Transporter” and “Taxi” have all been turned into franchises, while his own “La Femme Nikita” has spawned film and TV remakes.
Yet his most recent success story, the Scarlett Johansson-led “Lucy,” won’t be getting a follow-up according to him. In a recent interview with Want China Times (via The Playlist), Besson says he’s open to the possibility but there are zero plans for one at the moment and he can’t see how to do one:
“I don’t see how we can do [a sequel]. It’s not made for that. If I find something good enough, maybe I will, but for now I don’t even think about it.”
It does beg the question, what idea would be ‘good enough’ for him to move forward. Could the project score a sequel following what happens say when a small town’s water supply is contaminated with CPH4? Could the concept be rebooted for the small screen with the ‘change’ being much more gradual and ultimately less trippy than the final film?