Scarlett Johansson Eats Boys Like You for Breakfast in the ‘Under the Skin’ Trailer

Under the Skin

After first being introduced to us via a truly puzzling little teaser trailer, Jonathan Glazer‘s Under the Skin is still a bit of a head-scratcher in it’s full-length trailer form. But it’s that strangeness that makes this watch so mesmerizing.

Scarlett Johansson, as we have learned, is an alien bombshell who drives around Scotland in her mystery van looking for foolish men to lure in with her charms. Once they’re thoroughly seduced by her Attractive Human Woman Form, she feasts upon the men and presumably bathes in their sad male tears. It’s what keeps her hair so shiny. The film is based on the novel by Michel Faber of the same name, so there’s the place to go for more details about why she’s after Scottish men specifically, or even why she’s been sent to this planet in the first place. This trailer isn’t giving up much else.

Visually, though, it’s a fascinating look into a bizarre sci-fi thriller where it seems that the sky is perpetually darkened and something sinister’s about to happen around every corner. Then again, I’ve never been to Scotland so this might not be Glazer’s doing. Johansson also does “alien trying to be human” right by wearing a fur coat to the beach and looking supremely uncomfortable in a night club.

Check out the trailer for yourself here:

Under the Skin does not have a U.S. release date at this time.

In childhood, Samantha had a Mary Katherine Gallagher-esque flair for the dramatic, as well as the same penchant for Lifetime original movies. And while she can still quote the entire monologue from A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, her tastes in film have luckily changed. During an interview, director Tommy Wiseau once called her a “good reporter, but not that intimidating if we’re being honest.” She once lived in Chinatown and told her neighbor Jake to “forget it” so many times that he threatened to stop talking to her.

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