First look at Scarlett Johansson in action thriller Lucy

The first image has emerged online from Luc Besson’s forthcoming action thriller, Lucy , starring Scarlett Johansson as the titular gun-toting heroine.

The new image shows Johansson sporting a bleached-blonde hairdo and pointing a gun down the throat of an unseen unfortunate. Cool sideways grip, too…

The film will see Johansson star as a drug mule transformed into an incredible fighting machine when part of her cargo inadvertently enters her system.

Not only does the drug turn her into a skilled fighter, it also grants her powers of clairvoyance, telekinesis and the ability to ignore pain. Quite the package, we think you’ll agree…

Directed by Besson and co-starring Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton, Lucy will open in the UK on 22 August 2014.