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Lucy: New Images With Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman & More

12 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Starring Scarlett Johannson, Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton, Luc Besson's Lucy is set to be released on August 8th, 2014 July 25th, 2014. »

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New Clips, Featurette and Stills for Luc Besson’s Lucy Starring Scarlett Johansson

12 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

This August will see the release of Lucy, the latest film from The Fifth Element director Luc Besson. In the movie, Scarlett Johansson (who most recently starred in Under the Skin and Captain America: The Winter Soldier) plays a young woman granted extraordinary abilities after being forced into becoming a drug mule.

It’s those narcotics which turn Lucy into an incredible fighter capable of clairvoyance, telekinesis, along with an ability to disregard pain and emotion when any of the designer drugs enters her system.

Besson is of course also responsible for classics like Leon and District 13, and the not so classic Taken and The Transporter. That potentially means that Lucy could go either way, but it has a stellar cast and an intriguing concept which could help differentiate it as the summer season wraps up at the cinema.

Check out the new featurette and first two action-packed clips below, »

- Josh Wilding

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Scarlett Johansson tears through Paris in new Lucy clip

12 July 2014 3:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve seen a featurette and red band clip already this week, and now we have another preview of Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element) upcoming action thriller Lucy, which Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) taking part in a high speed pursuit through the streets of Paris. Take a look below…

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Also featuring in the cast of Lucy are Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy), Amr Waked (Contagion), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, »

- Gary Collinson

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13 New Lucy Images Featuring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked, and Behind-the-Scenes Shots of Luc Besson

11 July 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We've got 13 new images from Luc Besson's latest action-thriller Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson as a drug mule-turned-unstoppable warrior.  We posted a new red-band clip from the film yesterday that highlighted the title character's newfound abilities.  These new images take a different approach and show off some of Johansson's supporting cast, including Morgan FreemanAmr Waked, and Min-sik Choi.  There are also a few bonus behind-the-scenes shots of Besson at work scattered throughout. Lucy opens July 25th.  Hit the jump to check out the new images. Take a look at the new Lucy images below: Synopsis: 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 »

- Dave Trumbore

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Cars Chase Scarlett Johansson In New Lucy Clip

11 July 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Lucy also stars Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman and is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla for EuropaCorp. Universal Pictures will distribute the movie worldwide, except for France, Benelux and China. »

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Lucy Gets A New Featurette

11 July 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Luc Besson has been at the center of pulp genre movies since the 90s with “Nikita,” “Léon: The Professional,” and “The Fifth Element.” Besson has always balanced high action and humor with mainstream appeal. Even the movies he’s produced like Taken and The Transporter are box office hits, as they retain a steady film franchise. Besson’s new film “Lucy” stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman caught in the middle of a drug war. Universal Pictures released the film’s new video featurette that shows off Lucy’s superpowers. “Set in a futuristic world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupted cops, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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First featurette for Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson

11 July 2014 4:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After dropping the first clip yesterday [which we have for you here], a new featurette has arrived online for Lucy, the latest action thriller from Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), which sees Scarlett Johannson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as a woman who develops superhuman abilities and sets out for revenge against the mob;

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is set for release on July 23rd, with a cast that also includes Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy), Amr Waked (Contagion), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Lucy’ Featurette & Red Band Clip: ScarJo Busts Loose

10 July 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

One thing’s for sure about Luc Besson: the man sure does have a twisted sense of humor. Whether in last year’s The Family or 1997′s The Fifth Element, Besson just can’t help but find hilarity in gratuitous violence and wanton bodily harm; even the films the French action auteur touches only in his capacity as a co-writer/producer, like the Transporter films, Wasabi, District 13, and McG’s more recent 3 Days to Kill show hints and shades of his gleeful, infectious, thoroughly black comedic styling.

So it stands to reason that Lucy, his newest forthcoming enterprise, will follow more or less the same tract, though its subject matter leaves a little less room for laughs. The film puts Scarlett Johansson in the title role as a young woman living in Taipei, forced into being a drug mule ...

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- Andy Crump

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Scarlett Johansson busts some heads in new red-band ‘Lucy’ clip

10 July 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Don’t mess with Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy. That seems to be the general theme of Luc Besson’s latest film, about a drug mule who gets knocked around enough for the experimental brain-and-body-enhancing chemicals to leak out and turn her into a superhuman set on revenge. Not one, but two trailers have been released for "Lucy," but this is the first (red-band) clip from the film: 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. Arriving Aug. 8, "Lucy" also stars Morgan Freeman. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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'Lucy' International Featurette Goes Behind-the-Scenes with Scarlett Johansson

10 July 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

"Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?" Director Luc Besson creates a new kind of superhero with Lucy, his latest action thriller starring Scarlett Johansson as a young woman who is able to open up her mind and use 100% of her brain capacity. A new international featurette explores the story and characters in Lucy, featuring a new interview with Scarlett Johansson. Go on the sets in Paris to watch this incredibly cinematic saga come to life, and watch as never-before-seen footage teases some of the epic fight scenes that await audiences in theaters this summer.

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, Lucy directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark »

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'Lucy' Featurette with Scarlett Johansson on International Locations

10 July 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?" We're getting closer to the release of Luc Besson's seemingly fun action thriller Lucy, starring Scarlett Joahnsson as a woman who unlocks her minds full potential after a drug concealed in her body begins to change her into a lethal weapon with unfathomable abilities. Now a new featurette has popped up, focusing the film's shooting in Taipei, complete with some cool new footage of Johansson using her quickly expanding mind powers. This looks like it's going to be full of great action, and could be another great piece of sci-fi from Besson. Watch below! Here's the new featurette for Luc Besson's Lucy from YouTube: Lucy is written and directed by Luc Besson (director of The Fifth Element and The Professional, writer of the Taken and Transporter franchises). The film follows a woman (Scarlett Johansson »

- Ethan Anderton

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Scarlett Johansson Is Good With A Gun In First Lucy Clip

10 July 2014 8:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Scarlett Johansson has more than proven in Iron Man 2The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier that she really knows how to kick ass, and although a Black Widow solo film is still toiling in development, Luc Besson has you covered during the interim between Avengers installments. This summer, he’ll unveil Lucy, an action thriller in which Johansson stars as a kidnapped woman who begins to tap into an extraordinary amount of her brainpower after an experimental drug planted inside her by traffickers leaks into her system.

The film is being carried squarely on Johansson’s shoulders, so we’ll see when it opens later this month whether the 2013 Sexiest Woman Alive is a big-enough box-office draw by herself (we doubt that people are going to go see this for co-star Morgan Freeman) to make Lucy a success.

In the first clip for the film, Lucy escapes »

- Isaac Feldberg

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ScarJo Whups Some Ass in a New Featurette and Clip for Lucy

10 July 2014 7:14 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Luc Besson makes some pretty funny action movies. I don’t mean funny as in ha-ha, I mean funny as in, “Wait, is this movie supposed to make sense?” Cause you know, they don’t. And you can’t really blame it on the French-to-English translations. Besson these days just makes weird films that have almost no logical coherence to them. I suspect his latest, the Scarlett Johansson starrer “Lucy” will be in a similar vein. It’s got one of those million-dollar ideas (ScarJo becomes Neo from “The Matrix” after getting injected with some drugs), but man, the logic behind this one makes “The Big Bang Theory” actually sound smart. (Not really.) Anyhoos. Check out a new Chinese featurette (it’s in English, don’t worry) from “Lucy,” and watch ScarJo do what she does in a red band clip. From “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional” to “The Fifth Element, »

- Nix

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Scarlett Johansson Shoots Up A Lot of Guys in Extended Lucy Clip

10 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here's an extended clip from Luc Besson's radical-looking action film Lucy. In it, Scarlett Johansson escapes from a prison cell and shoots up a room full of guys. I don't know why, but this clip just makes me like Johansson even more. The clip may not be safe for work because it's so awesomely violent. I'm seriously excited about seeing this movie. 

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.

The movie is set to open in theaters on July 25th. Thanks to AskMen for the clip.

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- Joey Paur

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First Featurette For Luc Besson's Lucy Starring Scarlett Johansson Released

10 July 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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.     Starring Scarlett Johannson, Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton, Luc Besson's Lucy is set to be released on July 25th, 2014. »

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First red band clip from Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson

10 July 2014 12:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Cbm we’ve got an action-packed first clip from Luc Besson’s (Leon, The Fifth Element) latest action thriller Lucy, which sees Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) taking out a bunch of bad guys as she makes her escape from a prison cell; take a look below…

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is set for release on July 23rd, with a cast that also includes Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy »

- Gary Collinson

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Scarlett Johansson Escapes Captivity in First 'Lucy' Clip

9 July 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While some of the footage has been seen in the previously released trailers and TV spots, the first clip from Lucy showcases an entire sequence where Scarlett Johansson uses her new skills to escape captivity. The title character first puts on a seductive display for an unwitting guard, before unleashing an impressive display of power and marksmanship.

Even when she gets shot, Lucy can pull the bullet out with her bare hands. Watch as Lucy uses her brains and her brawn to take out a number of enemies in the latest footage from director Luc Besson's action-thriller, in theaters July 25.

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 »

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Lucy Red-Band Clip Featuring Scarlett Johansson Using Less Than 100% of Her Brain

9 July 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Let's get something out of the way right now: the idea that humans only use 10% of their brain and could be superhuman if only we tapped into that other 90% is utter nonsense.  Aside from being categorically incorrect, it's tired and lazy even as movie tropes go, and I want to believe that the majority of audiences know better and respond with an eye-roll upon hearing it.  That being said, writer-director Luc Besson's Lucy could be a fun female-led action flick with literally almost any other explanation (nano-tech, genetic recombination, anything else...).  Case in point, now available for your viewing pleasure is the first red-band clip from the film featuring star Scarlett Johansson showing off her new-found abilities that are but a fraction of her eventual potential.  It's such a shame that the man behind The Fifth Element and one of few women holding their own in superhero movies are »

- Dave Trumbore

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Red-Band Film Clip Hits for Luc Besson's 'Lucy'

9 July 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Universal Pictures has released a red-band film clip from Luc Besson's upcoming flick "Lucy" starring Scarlett Johansson, and Morgan Freeman.

Check out the red-band flim clip below and let us know what you think.

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.

"Lucy" is set to hit theaters on August 8, 2014.

Source: Universal Pictures »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Watch: Scarlett Johansson Kills Dudes Dead In Violent First Red Band Clip From Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’

9 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Real talk: what was the last decent film writer/producer/director Luc Besson made? We looked at where things went wrong in this Assessment feature from last year. But really? “I always follow my instinct," Besson told us in September of 2013. Considering that last good film might be 1997’s “The Fifth Element” maybe that instinct hasn’t served him so well? But he’s back one year after “The Family” with Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer that didn’t change anyone’s opinion of his late-era career trajectory. This new one is called “Lucy,” stars Scarlett Johnansson and is about a woman who becomes a super-evolved heartless combatant after she is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob in Tapei. It sounds a little bit “La Femme Nikita”-esque with some “Bourne”-like traits: she’s been genetically modified to use more than 10% of her brain and therefore becomes extraordinary. »

- Edward Davis

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