She’ll be seen prominently in both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Under the Skin this Friday, but that disparate pair of films won’t be the only feature Scarlett Johansson will take part in this year. The actress will lead the latest sci-fi action thriller from director Luc Besson (Léon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita), and today brings the first trailer.
The film follows the actress as a drug mule who ends up acquiring superpower abilities and discovers she can use the for extraordinary, dangerous things. Speaking to EW, Besson recently said, “I love to see a woman as a very strong character. It’s like cooking: sugar with a bit of salt, and Lucy definitely can get salty.” The first trailer makes it look like Limitless to the extreme and one can check it out below, also featuring Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton.
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 opens on August 8th.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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