Set in a futuristic world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupted cops, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) plays a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, 2069 AD, working as a drug mule for the mob.
Johanson is kidnapped and a packet of illicit drugs surgically inserted into her stomach, then used as an unwilling courier to deliver the drugs to their destination. We’re pretty sure it’s not the usual stuff, though, because when she’s kicked by one of the thugs, it bursts open and things start to happen to her that are beyond the normal range of human experience.
The film is directed by Luc Besson, who has been bringing us high grade entertainment like La Femme Nikita and The Professional, but we geeks may know and love him best for giving us The Fifth Element. 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.
Lucy was filmed in Taipei, Paris and New York, and releases in the U.S. on August 8, 2014. We can’t wait to see this one.
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