Trailer for Besson’s Lucy Shows Johansson Developing Doctor Manhattan Style Powers
Scarlett Johansson is already associated with the world of superpowers thanks to her portrayal of Natasha Romanov aka Black Widow in several films from Marvel Studio’s, however, upcoming sci-fi actioner Lucy has her playing an altogether more powerful character.
Lucy, the latest film from acclaimed Producer and Director Luc Besson, has Johansson playing the titular character. After a wild night of partying Lucy finds herself waking up having undergone some ad hoc surgery and is forced to become a drug mule, only after the package ruptures she develops a series of enhanced abilities and powers as the mysterious drug floods her system.
The long held pseudo scientific theory that people only use a small percentage of their brain is the crux of Lucy’s new found abilities, as Morgan Freeman’s Professor Norman a neuroscientist states “It is estimated that most human beings only use 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine if we could access 100%. Interesting things begin to happen.”
Lucy is written and directed by Besson, best known as the director of several acclaimed films including Leon, Nikita and the memorable sci-fi affair The Fifth Element. As well as directing Beeson, is also a prolific writer and producer associated with the Transporter films amongst many others.