It’s been a bit since we’ve seen Luc Besson do what he does best, shoot a movie starring a female badass. It’s films like La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element that really established him as one of the top filmmakers of our time. In Lucy, Besson is returning to form. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as a merciless warrior who has to turn the tables on her captors. Take a look at this amazing trailer below!

This only makes me more excited at the possibility of seeing a Black Widow movie. Maybe Besson can direct that as well! Ahh!

Here’s the official synopsis for Lucy:

[box_light]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.[/box_light]

Lucy will be out on August 8th. The film stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, and Analeigh Tipton.