Set for a release in just a few short months, Jonathan Glazer‘s long-awaited sci-fi drama Under the Skin is easily one of our most-anticipated films of the year. Featuring Scarlett Johansson as an alien who is sent to seduce and abduct human males, the film premiered to divisive reviews out of the fall film festival circuit, but gathered many passionate supporters.
To gear up for an April release, U.S. distributors A24 have now released the first domestic teaser for the film, which is as cryptic as one might expect if you’ve seen the previous ones, showcasing an eye before quick flashes of footage. We wouldn’t have it any other way and one can check it out below via HitFix.
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 cowriter 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 Mica Levi’s musical themes provide an ominous depth.
Under the Skin opens on April 4th.