A new international trailer has been released for Lucy, the upcoming sci-fi action-thriller starring Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element), the film tells the story of a reluctant drug-mule who receives superpowers when the bag of drugs she is carrying bursts inside her stomach. The new trailer shows off more of the film’s action, which actually looks quite impressive. We’ve said before that this does seem like an exaggerated version of Neil Burger’s Limitless, but we’re hopeful that there’s still some fun to be had here.
Also starring Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton and Min-sik Choi.
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.
ETA: USA – 8 August, 2014. AUS – 28 August, 2014.