Universal Pictures has released the first poster for Luc Besson’s Lucy. Unsurprisingly the not unattractive face of lead Scarlett Johansson is front and centre.
Lucy is a young woman living in Taipei, Taiwan who earns a living as as a drug mule for the mob. When one of the drugs she is carrying gets into her system it turns her into a person who can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain.
Scarlett Johansson plays Lucy, alongside Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked, Pilou Asbaek, and Lee Chu.
Lucy is out in Ireland on August 22th.
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.