Watch Scarlett Johansson Trip Balls And Kick Butt In First Trailer For 'Lucy'
As we said in our preview to 2014's sci-fi cinema, Scarlett Johansson is going to be a big name this year...well, even bigger than she normally is anyway. If you don't believe us, check out the first trailer for Lucy, a trippy sci-fi action movie from director, Luc Besson (The Fifth Element). Scarlett Johansson plays the titular role of Lucy, a normal woman who is abducted and used as a drug mule by a ruthless cartel. When the drugs enter Lucy's bloodstream, she inherits some serious super powers and sets out on a brutal mission of revenge.
Besson has 'previous' when it comes to portraying powerful female leads. La Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional and The Fifth Element all showed women kicking some serious butt, and Lucy looks set to be no different. This first trailer looks like it has struck just the right level of trippy action without becoming too self-indulgent, but with a man like Besson in the chair, should that ever have been in doubt?
Johansson is set to appear on the big screen in two very different movies this weekend. Most people will see her reprising her role of Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but don't forget to check her turn as an alien seductress in the movie adaptation of Michael Faber's book, Under the Skin.
Lucy is scheduled to hit theaters on August 8th this summer.