Scarlett Johansson Will Seduce You then Probably Kill You in Lucy Trailer

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy (2014) Movie Image

So yeah, Luc Besson and Scarlett Johansson’s new movie “Lucy” is a science fiction flick in the vein of “The Matrix” and whatnot. And here I thought it was going to be more “Crank,” but apparently I was wrong. It’s more like “The Matrix” crossed with “Akira” crossed with “La Femme Nikita.”

Luc Besson writes and directs, so you can pretty much expect a lot of nonsensical plotting, a kick-ass heroine, and tons of stuff that look cool, but don’t really make a lot of sense if you spend more than a few seconds thinking about it. That essentially defines Besson’s writing these days. But hey, I did mention that stuff will look really cool, right? And this trailer for “Lucy” certainly doesn’t disappoint.

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 Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton, and Min-sik Choi. Yes, you read that correctly. Min-sik Choi is in this one, playing, from the looks of it, a sleazy bad guy.

Lucy does what she do this August 8th.

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy (2014) Movie Image

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy (2014) Movie Image

Choi Min Sik in Lucy (2014) Movie Image

Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson in Lucy (2014) Movie Image