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With great power, comes great explosions.

A mix of Nikita and Limitless is brought to you in the new trailer for sci-fi actioner Lucy, starring Scarlet Johansson. This Luc Besson film looks assuredly Bessony, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

A drug mule who inadvertently gets dosed with the mysterious substance she has been forced to carry (via invasive abdominal surgery, ouch!), Lucy soon begins developing extraordinary abilities, from being able to cock a gun, to making a roomful of people fall asleep at the raise of a hand. And something about being able to “feel everything” while seeing glowing auras everywhere…

What is this drug? Is this a new superhero origin story or will Lucy become just as arrogantly warped as Bradley Cooper’s Limitless character? The trailer displays the film’s solid set of thrills and sci-fi intrigue, as well as plenty of Johansson showing again her feisty set of action skills. I groaned a bit when Morgan Freeman showed up spouting the clichéd and possibly inaccurate “we only use 10% of our brain” science bit, but the trailer soon won me back over.

Lucy is due out in the UK in August.

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