Scarlett Johansson is One Sexy Weapon in Luc Besson's 'Lucy' Trailer

April 2, 2014
Source: Apple


Following an armed and dangerous first look last week, the first trailer for Luc Besson's return to directing action thrillers has arrived. Lucy follows 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. Scarlett Johansson plays the title role, and she truly looks like one tough chick. The film is basically Limitless, but with an emphasis on accessing the maximum physical capabilities of a human in addition to the mental (as explained by Morgan Freeman). Besson knows how to do action pretty well, and this looks fun. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Luc Besson's Lucy, originally from Apple:

Lucy is written and directed by Luc Besson (director of The Fifth Element and The Professional, writer of the Taken and Transporter franchises). The film follows a woman (Scarlett Johansson) forced to become a drug mule. But rather than just carrying the drug, it enters her system and turns her into a lethal vixen who can absorb knowledge with ease, move things with her mind, see into the future, and doesn't feel any pain at all. Morgan Freeman also stars in the film Universal Pictures sends to theaters on August 8th. Excited?

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  • Xerxexx
    Uh oh...the armchair brain experts will be here soon to debunk the 100% brain unlocking thingy. I think this looks awesome. Always have been fascinated with telekinesis so I'm in.
    • grimjob
      Ha! Good call on the debunk comment.
  • bat0u
    will watch any Besson movie. This also has the original OldBoy. Min-sik Choi's quite a great actor.
  • Doesn't look a very strong performance on Johansson's part, but overall looks fun! I'll see it.
  • Tony Burtois
    No thanks, actresses who champion apartheid ain't sexy at all.
    • Bo
      True enough, Tony, although I'm not too sure she actually 'champions' apartheid as you state. Still, I'm surprised that some of the angry young lads on this site, like Stephen and others who went ballistic about my Cruise and Scientology revelations with regards to his films, aren't attacking you in the same immature and senseless manner they did me with regard to your pointing out some truths about Ms. Scarlett. Ummmm.....regardless, keep hanging in there with your living in an awakened manner and seeing the truth of things rather than being ignorant and asleep.
      • Xerxexx
        Stop replying to yourself.
        • Bo
          Yea, I hear was thinking the same thing as it was unfolding...seemed I couldn't help myself. So sorry. I shall take your suggestion under serious consideration! Thank you, Sir!
      • I'm thirsty! Time to go by some soda stream!
        • Bo
          I like this reply...irony is a good thing...and come to think of it, I haven't tried this soda stream thing, just because I find her political money maker schemes a bit misguided doesn't mean I won't see her movies or drink her drink. I look forward to seeing the 'Skin' film as I really like the director's work. For me, important to know certain things about certain people. But that's just me. Thanks for the chuckle, Jimmy Love.
          • She is not the company! She is hired eye candy!
          • Bo
            Yes, you are correct. She is not the company. However, she does represent it and that company has broken international law! To each his own on the political landscape and she has the right to do what she wishes. Actually, the hired eye candy is what caused me to shake my head when I first saw the ad. She's sucking on that straw, obviously as if she's sucking on some guy's you know's so blatant and sophomoric I lost a little respect for the poor little dear. That's just me. I'll still go see Under the Skin as I like the director's work and the film looks intelligent...regardless of Ms. Scarlett's politics or sexual innuendoes, etc. It's all so silly in the end...her and the
    • Bo
      Hey Tony...just came back after my posting below; researched the apartheid thing you laid on Ms. Scarlett just by googling it. You are absolutely correct. She does ads for SodaStream that's made in the 'occupied territories' and one should be aware of that. Thanks for posting your take on the truth. I for one want to know of these things and not remain ignorant in order to watch movies with my head in my rear hoping to not know what's really going on in the world. Thanks again!
    • Bo
      Again, in case people wonder what the heck you're talking about: The SodaStream factory is built in Mishor Adumim Industrial Zone, located in the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim, one of the largest Israeli thefts of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. The chunk of land the settlement is built on separated Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho in violation of human rights and international law. Ms. Scarlett is the new face for ads for SodaStream. In other words, she is using her celebrity and movie fame towards her audience to pump a drink that is being made in violation of human rights and international law. Now, enough from me about this. Time to respect others on this site to do what they wish and talk how they watch movies that interest them. Gotta be fair, you know. Still, thanks for reminding me of this truth.
  • Armitall
    I got a kind of Limitless vibe here...
    • Rock n Rollllll
      Same here. Limitless meets Ultra Violet or something rather. So what happens when she maxes out? She takes the SAT's and passes it?
  • Mufasa
    I can't wait! I'm just unsure about the whole chameleon thing with her eyes and hair, but I love the telekinetic aspect of this movie.
  • DavideCoppola
    Could be good. I'm happy to see Scarlett in every movie these days. Also like all the Asian actors and settings.
    • Tony Burtois
      Scarlett doesn't like Asians, she likes apartheid..
  • ali3000
    Better super heroine than the Black Widow... hahahaha.
  • Nadir Ahmed
    Scarlett Johannson is everywhere right now, in the past five months, She was in 'Don Jon' 'Her', 'Captain America 2' and 'Under the Skin'.
    • azwar
      and now Lucy :)
    Looks fun, if not a little formulaic.
  • Lots of jiggle! I now need some jello!
  • specialk13
    Ugh...I'm so sick of this "only use 10% of the brain" nonsense. It's not even close to be being true. Not even 10% true.
    • Dan Fiedler
      You, sir, are enlightened. That 10% premise bugs the Jesus out of me...
      • Dominic
        I would suggest you look up some MRI data on what areas light up in the brain during cognition . and then realize the reacting areas are SMALL parts of ur brain . Scientists say that because they donlt know WHAT the unused parts of the brain do ....
        • Dan Fiedler
          *sigh. This myth has been debunked repeatedly already. True, certain areas are more active than others during said cognition, but the entire brain is fully active throughout the day; each part carrying out a whole host of functions besides active cognition (e.g. respiratory system). Regardless, the movie still looks like fun.
          • Dominic
            EVERY part , and constantly the WHOLE day ? also my point was even if there is small activity , Scientists have no correlation to what happens in ALL those active areas . Once you eliminate aural and visual procesing some of the hindbrain and forebrain reactions , there are relatively vast areas people know nothing of
          • Dan Fiedler
            Hm. Pretty sure I never said "constantly" or "whole day."...let me see...yup!
          • dvt
            Dominic you are proof that some of us indeed only use 10% of brains.
          • SkyNet300
            Yeah script writers need to come up with something different because that idea is super repetitive.
        • specialk13
          I know some people will still believe what they want to believe because the myth or conspiracy is sexier than the truth, but sorry, facts are facts. Here's just one link from a reputable source with the truth of the matter: Here's a short excerpt if you aren't in the reading mood: "Though an alluring idea, the "10 percent myth" is so wrong it is almost laughable, says neurologist Barry Gordon at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore"
  • Dominic
    So , is ScarJo the new official action hero(ine , if u wish ) of Hollywood ? Makes sense in the fact that all the men are pretty old ( maybe not Statham ) for these roles . They need a farm system for action heroes lol. . til then ride the young female hero character ...
    • Dominic
      if so , I'd like to see somebody reprise Dark Angel , Jessica Alba's od series .. her name gets that financed and they might just be able to weave her into one of the comic book movie universes
  • Reznik
    No love for Choi Min-sik? That bad motherfucker.
  • SkyNet300
    This looks like a lot of fun I must admit.
  • Simon Dark
    Looks like big cheese :)
  • tyban81
    It's the sequel to Powder!!!!!
  • cobrazombie
    Her face is so weird-looking.
  • shane willett
    Oh yeah, she absorbed that new drug going around, It's called "BullShit" this movie looks like garbage.
  • Abel
    I gotta say I still feel like Blunt would've been a better casting choice for Black Widow.




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