New Trailer Unlocks Even More 'Lucy' Potential

Fans clamoring for a superhero film starring Scarlett Johansson get excited, as Luc Besson's Lucy appears poised to fill that void. No, it's not based on an existing comic, but the drug mule-turned-super-powered-avenger film does find the actress wielding a variety of weapons and powers as she taps into previously unused portions of her brain.

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The new Portuguese trailer shows off some new footage of Johansson running around, taking aim at bad guys and using a variety of powers, from magnetic manipulation to super-senses.

Here's the film's official synopsis:

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Lucy, which also stars Morgan Freeman, opens Aug. 8.

(via Collider)

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