Scarlett Johansson stars as an alien who makes human men her prey, seducing them with her sexuality and then killing them. Eventually she starts to feel guilty about what she does. So, it’ll be deeper, artier version of Species then? Check out this bizarre teaser for Under the Skin, the latest film from director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth). Described as a “horror movie with a heart”, this could very well be one to look out for. Take a look at the teaser and then read a synopsis for the film below.
Here’s the Telluride Film Festival synopsis:
“Under The Skin“: In search of loners, Laura (Scarlett Johansson) drives around the exquisitely moody landscapes of the Scottish highlands. She’s an alien,sent from afar and equipped with enough human language and awesome seductive power to capture, destroy and presumably send home human males. And then, her curiosity about her human body and an accidental act of pity disrupt her mission: talk about lost in translation! Jonathan Glazer, known for his brilliant music videos and SEXY BEAST, and co-writer Walter Campbell adapt Michael Faber’s acclaimed novel to create a surprisingly layered tale. UNDER THE SKIN begins like an effectively creepy sci-fi horror film, but soon deepens into a lyrical evocation of solitude and estrangement and a mournful lament for ephemeral earthly beauty.The photography by Daniel Landin is richly atmospheric, and Peter Raeburn’s musical themes provide an ominous depth. –LG (U.K., 2013, 107m).
No official release date has been set.
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