Universal Pictures has today debuted the first official photo of Scarlett Johansson as the titlular character, Lucy, in Luc Besson's upcoming movie.
Besson is responsible for some of the most iconic action heroines of screen history: the eponymous La Femme Nikita in the French assassin thriller (1990), Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) in The Fifth Element, and Mathilda (Natalie Portman) in Léon.
By the look of this first image, Scarlett Johansson as Lucy won't be breaking that Besson mold! Take a look and see what you think:
From the synopsis:
When drug mule Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) by accident gets a good dose of what she is transporting into her system, she suddenly acquires superhuman strength and fighting know-how. She also gains a whole heap of other neat tricks: she's able to absorb knowledge instantaneously, is unable to feel pain and can move objects with her mind. In short: Lucy is one sexy fighting machine!
Sound like something you want to see? Keep your eyes peeled for the trailer, which is scheduled to hit this week!
Lucy is scheduled to hit theaters on August 8.
Will you be watching Luc Besson's Lucy?