Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for director Luc Besson‘s (The Fifth Element) upcoming action thriller Lucy. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as a reluctant drug mule who is transformed into an incredible fighter capable of clairvoyance, telekinesis, and an ability to disregard pain and emotion when one of the designer drugs enters her system. The flick looks fun and interesting. I like that she gets her powers from a bag of blue goo leaking into her stomach, and when she gets those powers she starts to lose her emotions. It’s an interesting premise, and the action looks good. The film also stars Analeigh Tipton. Lucy opens in theaters August 8th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Lucy:
From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.