It’s a funny thing about Luc Besson. Even though his name has been attatched to some of the most popular action franchises of the last decade – Transporter, Taken – it’s been a while since the man has directed anything in the genre. That changes this year, and today we get our first look at his latest effort, the Scarlett Johansson-starring Lucy:
While, yes, the movie does exist on the back of that long standing myth that humans only access 10% of their brains, this movie looks freaking awesome. In many ways, Lucy feels a lot like the highly underappreciated Limitless, except this film has an action/sci-fi element. Let’s be honest, though, if accessing 100% of your brain meant you could have the power to change your hair at any given moment and throw dudes into walls, wouldn’t you?
Also, this movie has Morgan Freeman, so that’s a win right there.
Lucy hits theaters August 8th.