Poster: First one-sheet for Luc Besson's Lucy

Universal Pictures has released the first poster for Luc Besson’s Lucy. Unsurprisingly the not unattractive face of lead Scarlett Johansson is front and centre.

Lucy is a young woman living in Taipei, Taiwan who earns a living as as a drug mule for the mob. When one of the drugs she is carrying gets into her system it turns her into a person who can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain.

Scarlett Johansson plays Lucy, alongside Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked, Pilou Asbaek, and Lee Chu.

Lucy is out in Ireland on August 22th.

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.