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CBR TV: Luc Besson on “Lucy” and Taking Creative Risks

Fans likely know director Luc Besson best from his 1997 film “The Fifth Element” — but did you know he also sold a story to “Metal Hurlant,” the French incarnation of “Heavy Metal” at age 16? While promoting his upcoming film “Lucy,” starring >Scarlett Johansson<, Besson stopped by the CBR Tiki Room at WonderCon 2014, discussing his early experiences with comics, writing and filmmaking with CBR executive producer Jonah Weiland. Plus, Besson also touches on the advantages of modern filmmaking technology, how the role of women in film has evolved since the ’70s, the superhero connections of “Lucy” and more.