Luc Besson's latest action thriller "Lucy" boasts a fairly unusual premise. In Taipei, a woman (Scarlett Johansson) is forced to become a drug mule for a new designer drug. When the bag inside her breaks, she begins to develop extraordinary super powers.
Believability is not one of the film's strong points, but who cares. It's Scarlett basically becoming a living god-like being and using those supernatural powers to kick the ass of the Taiwan underworld.
The first trailer has arrived and it's a doozy, Besson's trademark brutal action and at times trippy visuals on fully display. The film opens on August 8th.
The trailer is up at Apple Trailers.