Attention Earthlings: A trailer for the Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Captain America) sci-fi thriller, Under the Skin, has finally landed here in the US. From the trailer, it looks as if they took a stalker/slasher flick, like Maniac, and flipped the genders, as we see Ms. Johansson stalk her prey. It also looks to be shot very stylish, so I can definitely say I’m looking forward to seeing this one.
From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial — or something in between. A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring this succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.
Based on the novel by Michel Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White), UNDER THE SKIN examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.