Apr 062014

I’ve been a Scarlett Johansson fan since Lost in Translation and I’m excited by how prolific she has been in recent years. From superhero films, to sci-fi thrillers and now a sci-fi action, the lady does pick interesting and varied projects. In Lucy Scarlett appears to undergo an incredible transformation after a drug package bursts in her gut. The trailer makes it seem like a darker, more violent version of Limitless.

According to the film’s website, Lucy is “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”.

Writer-director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional) has brought us impressive female-led action in the past(such as La Femme Nikita), but I haven’t really liked many of his more recent films. I’ll be interested to see how this one pans out come August when it is set to be released.

  3 Responses to “Trailer: Lucy”

  1. Yeah darker, and a bit more ambitious than Limitless was.
    Yeah Johansson’s has been in a lot of interesting stuff lately. She was great in Cap 2 – best use of her character so far – and I hear good things about the upcoming new Jonathan Glazer film Under the Skin, with her in the lead role as an alien.

    • I’ve been hanging out to see UNDER THE SKIN since the first reviews came out last year. Have you seen the trailer for it? Creepy. So creepy.

  2. I just watched it now. Yeah that’s creepy. Looks good. I hadn’t realised there were so many reviews out already – now I really can’t wait!

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