It seems the movie does rely on the pseudoscientific claim that human beings only use ten percent of their brains. Otherwise, though, Lucy looks wonderfully insane as Johansson goes from a drug mule at the mercy of her captors to a superhuman with remarkable control over her body and a diminishing capacity for mercy. Plus, we get Morgan Freeman as the neuroscientist who attempts to understand what is going on with Lucy’s brain. via i09

Here’s the first trailer for Lucy, an action packed science fiction film by French director, Luc Besson, starring Scarlett Johansson. The trailer is stunning. Lucy seems to offer visual treats beyond its leading actress. The film will be released in theaters on August 8th, 2014.

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Plot Summary

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.

 

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