Brain power outwits Asian mobsters in sci-fi thriller 'Lucy'

July 24, 2014 7:10 PM

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Brain power outwits Asian mobsters in sci-fi thriller 'Lucy'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun-toting thugs and a vicious Asian mob boss are no match for the brawn and brain of French director Luc Besson's super-powered heroine in his sci-fi, action thriller "Lucy."

Besson is known for creating strong female characters in "La Femme Nikita" and "The Fifth Element." But he goes a step further in "Lucy," which opens in theaters in the United States on Friday, with an American student in Taipei who becomes invincible after the full power of her brain is unleashed.

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