Ever since I saw The Professional, there hasn’t been a Luc Besson film that I’ve at least been willing to give a chance (I even watched the first few episodes of his new Taxi Brooklyn program on NBC… unfortunately). Now, the man behind films like La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element is getting ready to released Lucy, a new film starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. In it, Scarlett Johansson is injected with a serum that mutates her brain so that she can eventually access 100% of it… to ass-kicking effect.
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.