Exciting first trailer for Luc Besson's Lucy

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Luc Besson’s Lucy.

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.