We might be getting a Luc Besson movie starring Scarlett Johansson, which would be cool enough in and of itself, but it’s also an action movie that’ll give its female lead superpowers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson is in talks to join the Director of La Femme Nikita, The Professional, and The Fifth Element as the titular character of Lucy, his next film. Universal Studios is producing.
Lucy is based on Besson’s own script, about a woman who must become a drug mule, and, when the drug mingles with her system, develops supernatural powers which she will presumably use to in someway mess with the smugglers that pressed her into servitude in the first place. Lucy can “absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts.”
THR describes the situation as “final negotiations” so it’s not unlikely that we will see Johansson in the movie. If so, she’d essentially be walking off the set of Captain America: The Winter Solder, and onto the set of Lucy, which we’re okay with. Unless we’re forgetting something, this might be the first live action film with a solo female main character with classic “super powers” since… well, since Supergirl, actually. Well no, since Catwoman, and I’m already annoyed that I had to take that into consideration.
(via The Hollywood Reporter.)