WHO’S IN IT?
Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy), Amr Waked (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Pilou Asbæk (A Hijacking), Mason Lee (The Hangover Part 2), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy Stupid Love), Frédéric Chau (From Paris With Love)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), director, writer, editor; Virginie Silla (The Family), producer; Eric Serra (GoldenEye), composer; Thierry Arbogast (Nikita), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Whilst living in Taiwan, an American woman named Lucy (Johansson) is forced to become a drug mule for the mob. When the drug she is carrying inside her body starts leaking, she suddenly becomes able to use more than the normal 10% of her brain’s capacity which gives her unusual superhuman abilities. With them, she starts to turn the tables on the mob and all who oppose her…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
After a few misfires including The Lady and The Family, cult auteur Luc Besson finally returns to his familiar sci-fi territory with an exciting new action film about the powers we don’t know we possess and how we can use them for the greater good.