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Scarlett Johansson, 29, plays a seductive alien who, in ‘perfect’ human form, combs the streets and landscape of Glasgow for fresh meat to send back to her kind in Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin. And it has a new stylish and terrifying trailer for your delectation.
Scarlett Johansson Plays An Alien Temptress On The Prowl In 'Under The Skin.'
The alien femme fatale uses a dead woman’s body as a disguise, luring men with her attractive figure before they’re engulfed in a mysterious black liquid while they undress. Their soul stolen, she moves onto her next victim. Until one man brings an end to her mission. The film wasn’t shot using conventional methods.
Johansson would drive around Glasgow in a fan – something she had to learn how to do, drive on the right side of the road that is. The van would be filled with hidden cameras, and it was only after the men had gotten into the van that the actress would explain the situation.
"There were lots of pieces, lots of film that was shot, 270 hours of film I think," Glazer explained at TIFF last year.
"Sometimes I had eight cameras running...there were fantastic scenes that I didn't get permission to use. So it was quite a high wire act in that sense, you would not know what you were going to get every day. You would take risks that meant that you might be shooting for three hours and end up with nothing."
The film has garnered plenty of attention online because of a supposed nude scene by Johannson, but cinephiles will find a lot to shout about, too. Glazer’s film has received mixed reviews, but he’s also been likened to Stanley Kubrick.