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'Lucy' Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Becomes a Super-Powered Super-Killer

by Britt Hayes April 2, 2014 @ 11:58 AM
As the trailer says, mankind isn't ready for Scarlett Johansson's Lucy, and judging by the powers she's tossing around (both with her brain and her body) in Luc Besson's latest sci-fi action thriller, that's pretty accurate. Johansson steps out of the Marvel movie universe and finally gets some superpowers of her own, and she does not look like a lady you want to mess with.

First Look at 'Lucy,' the Super-Powered Scarlett Johansson Movie We've Been Waiting For

by Jacob Hall March 28, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Universal Pictures
Well, it's no solo Black Widow movie, but a super-powered Scarlett Johnasson? Where to do we buy tickets?
Between 'La Femme Nikita' and 'The Professional,' Luc Besson has a penchant for creating memorable female action heroes. He's looking to add to that roster with this summer's 'Lucy,' which casts Scarlett Johansson as a drug mule who accidentally swallows what she's transporting and finds herself gifted with superpowers. Um, yeah. Okay. We can get behind that premise.

See the Cast of 'The Fifth Element' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes February 10, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Released in 1997, 'The Fifth Element' starred Bruce Willis as a cab driver and former special forces officer in the 23rd century who must help a mysterious woman that just so happens to be the key to saving the entire world from destruction. Directed by Luc Besson, who would go on to direct the 'Taken' films, the highly inventive futuristic sci-fi tale was a massive success upon release and is now regarded as a cult classic. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.

See the Cast of 'The Professional' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes November 6, 2013 @ 11:45 AM
Luc Besson's 'The Professional' (also known as 'Leon') was released in 1994, and though he made it on the fly while production was delayed on the more time-consuming and costly 'The Fifth Element,' it is widely considered to be the superior film. 'The Professional' stars Jean Reno as a hit man who takes in a 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman, in her feature debut) when her family is murdered in a police raid. Almost 20 years after the film's release, we take a look back at the cast of this thriller and see what they're up to now.

'The Family' Review

by Jordan Hoffman September 12, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Relativity Media
It is no easier for me to report this than it is for you to hear it, but we're all adults and let's get real: Robert De Niro's name on a film project is now more a red flag of warning than a sign of quality. For every 'Silver Linings Playbook' there's a 'Big Wedding' or 'Righteous Kill' or a slapped-together piece of tone-deaf dross like 'The Family.'

Kevin Costner In Demand: Actor Offered Jack Ryan, Luc Besson Projects

by Sean O'Connell August 7, 2012 @ 11:30 AM
Joerg Koch/Getty Images
Kevin Costner, at one point in his career, was one of the industry’s biggest stars. He excelled as a leading man, and won Oscars for his directorial efforts. Costner never fully disappeared from the scene, though his career arc slowed for a few years. Things, however, are about to get far more busy.

Robert De Niro Going Back To His Gangster Roots For Luc Besson's 'Malavita'

by Sean O'Connell May 21, 2012 @ 10:30 AM
Andreas Rentz/Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images
Luc Besson’s dedicated fans would love to see the director get back to his prime for crime thrillers like ‘La Femme Nikita’ or ‘Leon: The Professional.’ Robert De Niro’s supporters likely would love to see him get back to his gangster roots for another film in the mold of ‘Goodfellas’ or ‘Casino.’ One new project could kill two birds with one stone.