The first footage from Jonathan Glazer’s upcoming sci-fi drama Under the Skin has gone online. Loosely adapted from Michael Faber’s acclaimed novel of the same name, the polarizing sci-fi thriller premiered at Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival this week.
Get your first look at Scarlett Johansson as a sexy alien who is sent to the Scottish highlands to prey on human males using her ‘voracious sexuality’.
Under the Skin co-stars Paul Brannigan, Joe Szula, Krystof Hádek and Scott Dymond. Glazer’s long-awaited followup to 2004’s Birth is currently playing the festival circuit.
The movie doesn’t have U.S. distribution yet.
Check out the NSFW video which features a clip from a scene and then a montage of very brief clips from the film.
The Telluride synopsis follows:
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.