I am so ready for another great female hero from filmmaker Luc Besson. After The Lady (2011) was inexplicably shunned by critics, I can only hope that LUCY, Besson's newest superheroine, to remind audiences that he is one of the few filmmakers who can create a multi-layered female character who can also kick some serious ass. And since many continue to root for Scarlett Johansson's version of The Black Widow from The Avengers, it makes sense that she be the one to play her.
Here's a little more about the film:
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.
The production notes are a little more compelling, and dig deeper into what the film is about. Besson was inspired to write the story based on the idea that as humans we use much less of our mind’s capacity than we are capable of using. LUCY explores what it would be like if we could access the furthest parts of our brain, and how that would affect how we see ourselves and others, how we would react to the world around us. With that in mind, this particular character becomes somewhat of a superhuman--with amazing mental and physical capability. Which means, naturally she'll develop enemies that she must annihilate.
Sounds intriguing, right? Check out a few new images from the film:
LUCY is in theaters July 25th.