Trailer: Lucy


When I heard the log line for Lucy, I wanted to watch it right then and there:

A drug mule accidentally swallows her cargo and finds she now has superpowers.

When I learned that Scarlett Johansson would be playing the title character—having loved her action sequences in Avengers and Iron Man 2—I wanted to watch it even more.

But now that I have seen this first trailer, my mind is blown. It looks like writer and director Luc Besson is going into some new territory here, asking questions that we might not like the answer (what if we could access more of our brain’s potential?). I loved his work in The Fifth Element and more recently The Family, so why not let him put Scarlett in as many fight sequences as possible?!

What do you think of the trailer?