After a bag of drugs bursts in her stomach, Scarlett Johansson develops superhuman powers.
In the new Sci-Fi thriller Lucy, by filmmaker Luc Besson from his EuropaCorp studio, Johansson plays Lucy, a woman forced to carry experimental drugs for a mob organization. The ingested drugs explode inside her, and then she gains enhanced mental and physical abilities. These new powers may cost her life.
Enter Morgan Freeman as a scientist and professor who can possibly expand her life expectancy. In the trailer, Freeman addresses a lecture hall full of pupils ready to soak up his knowledge by saying: “It is estimated that most human beings only use 10% of the brain’s capacity. Imagine if we could access 100%. Interesting things begin to happen.”
In the trailer, it appears that Lucy becomes the target of several crime organizations, one of which beats her, forcing the drug package to burst in her stomach and her powers to develop.
Lucy’s trailer shows lots of action sequences, especially of Johansson’s character seeking revenge on the mob members who implanted the drugs inside her body. Additionally, Lucy’s trailer makes sure to highlight that Lucy soaks up knowledge like a sponge. The more abilities Lucy gains, the less human she becomes.
Lucy is set in a futuristic version of Taipei, Taiwan, 2069 AD. It also stars Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Amr Waked (Odysseus), Min-sik Choi (Old Boy), and Mason Lee (The Hangover Part II).
Lucy resembles some of Besson’s most famous works by featuring a strong female lead, involving crime organizations, and taking place in a world beyond our realm, such as his previous films La Femme Nikita, Leon, The Fifth Element, and The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec.
The film premiered some scenes last week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Lucy’s official release date is August 8, 2014.
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