Filmmaker Luc Besson has been responsible for some of the coolest action films of the past 20 years. From The Professional to La Femme Nikita to the Transporter movies – all have had Besson involved at some level. The action auteur looks to continue his trend of cranking out action classics with this new trailer for Lucy.
Scarlett Johansson plays the title character, a young woman who has a drug package placed inside her. When it leaks, she develops almost superhuman powers thanks to her increased brain capacity – and naturally, she’s on the hunt for the people responsible for messing up her life. Lots of butt-kicking ensues.
The trailer reminds me a bit of Limitless crossed with The Matrix, only with Besson’s own unique sensibilities added to the mix. Johansson, whose already proven her action star chops as Black Widow in the Marvel universe, looks right at home as a female badass here.
Will Lucy live up to the lineage of Besson’s other classics? We won’t know for sure until the film hits theaters on August 8, but judging by this trailer, early signs are pointing to yes.
[via The Film Stage]
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