I’ll admit that the releases in August rival that of May’s this summer. A lot of good stuff each and every weekend. Dropping out of the August race is Lucy, but this is a good thing. It seems as if Universal Studios has a lot of faith in both Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element) and Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy, The studio announced over the weekend that the Sci-Fi picture is now going to be released a few weeks early. Lucy was originally intended to arrive one week after Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Now the film, co-starring Morgan Freeman, will arrive July 25th, 2014. This pits the film against Brett Ratner’s Hercules, The Sex Tape, and Step Up All In. Making it the most crowded week for releases this summer.
So place your bets Maniacs. Will it be ScarJo or the Rock as the box office champion on July 25th, 2014? Universal also released a new poster for the film as well (seen below).
Synopsis: Set in a futuristic world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupted cops, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, 2069 AD, works as a drug mule for the mob. The drug she inadvertently takes goes into her system, changing her into a metahuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can't feel pain and other discomforts.