Movie News: New Poster + Images Released for Luc Besson's LUCY

Written by Dominic Cuthbert Monday, 26 May 2014

Movie News

When Luc Besson gets it right, as in the case of THE FIFTH ELEMENT and LEON, he gets it spot on, but his work outside the director’s chair does let him down, penning interesting but ultimately witless action films like THE TRANSPORTER. When Besson’s behind the camera though, special things usually happen, generating deliciously hammy performances from his actors and often offering a moving story in the process. The most exciting thing about his work is the ability to take concepts, convoluted or sinister, and make them relatable and engaging.

LUCY, starring the indomitable Scarlett Johansson, looks to be one of his finest films to date. While the crux of the plot isn’t a genre original (brain potential has been widely explored again and again, most recently in 2012’s LIMITLESS), but we’ve never seen it from Besson’s point of view.

As you can see from the intriguing poster and the recently released stills, LUCY could be another NIKITA, or it could even be something altogether more thoughtful...

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LUCY will hit UK cinemas on the August 22nd.

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