UNDER THE SKIN Teaser Trailer Starring Scarlett Johansson

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Here’s the first very odd looking teaser trailer for Jonathan Glazer‘s (Sexy Beast) Under the Skin, which stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien disguised as a beautiful woman in order to attract human prey.  The concept sounds pretty much like an arthouse version of Species, but the teaser has me sold.

The film screened at Venice and Telluride, and will next be screening at Tiff beginning this week.  Hit the jump to check out the NSFW trailer and 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)