Luc Besson, the French director whose biggest and best film so far is the Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich modern sci-fi classic The Fifth Element, is back with another try at sci-fi later this year. Lucy is not an offworld romp like The Fifth Element, but an action thriller featuring Scarlett Johansson as the next evolution of mankind.
Mugged and used to transport drugs in her abdomen for some underworld thugs, Lucy gets captured and assaulted when the drugs leak and cause her to slowly change. The actress now known for her role as Marvel’s Black Widow emerges in this role with some Magneto-vibed super powers in an origin story that seems to share more in common with the Hulk. Sci-fi tropes pulled from Minority Report to The Matrix to Inception to the similar plot in Limitless are all over the first preview out of the gates for Lucy. Morgan Freeman co-stars.
Check out this first trailer for Lucy:
Lucy is scheduled for release in theaters August 8, 2014.