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...
LUCY will hit UK cinemas on the August 22nd.
SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
Find your local STARBURST stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE. For our digital edition (available to read on your iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows 8, Samsung and/or Huawei device - all for just £1.99), visit MAGZTER DIGITAL NEWSSTAND.
CLICK TO BUY!
FROM AROUND THE WEB: