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Luc Besson Cancels Filming "Lucy" in Taiwan Due to Aggressive Paparazzi

Posted: October 28th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Luc Besson Cancels Filming "Lucy" in Taiwan Due to Aggressive PaparazziSubmit Comment
We recently showed you the first set photos of Scarlett Johansson shooting scenes in downtown Taipei for her upcoming superhero film "Lucy," directed by Luc Besson (The Professional).

At the time, there were reports that local paparazzi were getting very aggressive and creating issues for Besson. But now comes word that it got so bad that the director has packed up and left Taiwan, without even finishing the planned shoot.

Focus Taiwan News Channel is reporting that Besson's crew was nearly involved in a car accident when a photographer decided to get closer for a shot. Then a few days before that, the film's security was forced to get physical with reporters, which resulted in police being called.

Johnson has also been worried for her safety. In one encounter, paparazzi pounded on the windows of her car as she waited for the next scene to be set up.

All this has caused local politicians to defend the country out of concern that its reputation will be ruined. Especially since "Lucy" is the biggest Hollywood film to shoot in Taiwan since "Life of Pi" and because Marin Scorsese is planning to film his "Silence" movie there in June.

Politicians and some local directors have criticized their media for the behavior and say that Besson's experience is not typical, arguing that paparazzi are worse in many other places.

Meanwhile, Besson is planning to continue the shoot in Europe.

Source: THR


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lawman writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 8:45:30 AM

Just stick to woking me up some of those delicious drunken noodles you Long tail boat racing motherf*ckers.
Cannon writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 8:54:51 AM


Nothing sends a chink into a fit of hysteria like an American blonde with nice tits. Those guys would scramble over themselves like WWZ zombies just to get close to our women.

Really, it's our one remaining ace we have over China ...or, er, Taiwan, or whatever.

boogiel writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 8:57:44 AM

Those Taiwanese clearly want some of Scar-jo's piece.
BadChadB33 writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 9:06:53 AM

China tried making all of their buildings earthquake proof but the problem was there was too many chinks in the designs.
BigRedCat writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 9:10:24 AM

Father Marin Scorsese
BigRedCat writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 9:11:27 AM

A Johnson is always worried for its safety.
Gerzzo writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 10:29:19 AM

Wow....love the casual racism you bunch of ass clowns!
lawman writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 11:29:25 AM

Gerzzo, take it all. Right up!
lawman writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 11:30:52 AM

Cannon,


Im still laughing at your comment and Ive read it four or five times. f*cking hysterical.
Cannon writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 12:09:26 PM


@Gerzzo

Casual? No, no. I'd categorize mine as a Level 4: unassuming.

Casual for me would be more like, "They wanted to snatch her away to their empty mega-malls so they could lover her long time."

minkowski writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 6:46:20 PM

Unfortunately, the long-awaited sequel tot he Professional is still not forthcoming, and no, Columbiana is not that film, despite everyone thinking so.
minkowski writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 6:48:32 PM

Actually, I think Badchad clearly wins the one-joke per thread award. Funny, seemingly original, and concise. No offense Cannon. Different tastes for different...something, I guess.
minkowski writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 6:59:46 PM

What I learned from this thread: racism is acceptable as long as its funny.
Avirex writes:
on October 28th, 2013 at 7:15:25 PM

Marin Scorsese...
ted writes:
on April 14th, 2016 at 6:26:12 AM

I was looking for this information, my favorite actress! 192.168.1.1

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