Scarlett Johansson for new Luc Besson sci-fi movie

Luc Besson has a new sci-fi action movie on the cards, and Scarlett Johansson will be headlining it...

The ever-industrious Luc Besson has a new science fiction project on the go, and it’s one that he’s just recruited Scarlett Johansson to the lead role of. The movie is by the name of Lucy, and it’s going to be a mix of science fiction and action.

The basic premise? It’s about a young woman who is forced to work as a drug mule, but then gains super powers when said drugs react with her system in unpredictable ways. Very unpredictable ways. Besson is writing and directing the new movie, although that’s all we know about it thus far.

Given the fact that Luc Besson doesn’t tend to mess around though, the man being something of a one-man movie production studio once you factor in his writing and producing projects, we’d expect Lucy to get moving this year. Don’t be surprised to see it in cinemas in 2014.

The Hollywood Reporter

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