Scarlett Johansson is one sexy human-eating alien in Under the Skin, the new film from director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth). Full of freaky imagery and artistic expression, the extended trailer for the film has definitely made us more interested. Johansson stars as an alien who preys on human men, 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?
Official synopsis underneath the trailer.
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).