Lucy (2014): Action Thriller From Director of ‘The Fifth Element’, Starring Scarlett Johansson as a Badass


French director Luc Besson, known for cult favorites like The Fifth Element, The Professional, and Nikita, all of which feature strong, independent female characters that leave an impression on the audience. Now, he’s back with another action thriller, this time with an A-list actress, and drug-induced superpowers!

Besson has also written the script. The film is produced by the France-based EuropaCorp, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures. Eric Serra will provide the music.

Lucy (2014) Plot

The film is set in futuristic Taipei, and follows a female drug mule who finds herself in a tough spot due to a bad deal, but when she accidentally swallows her own cargo, she gains superhuman abilities that turn her into “a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.”

Sounds pretty cool.

Lucy (2014) Release Date

It’s kicking the doors off and entering your theaters on August 8, 2014.

Cast & Characters

Scarlett Johansson as Lucy

Morgan Freeman

Choi Min-sik as Kang. He’s known for popular Korean films like Oldboy and I Saw The Devil. He’s a great actor and I can’t wait to see what he brings to this film.

Analeigh Tipton

Amr Waked as a French police officer

Lee Chun



Reasons to Watch

Besson’s movies are awesome and the cast here looks great. The synopsis has me excited and I can’t wait for the trailer.

Reasons to Skip