Jonathan Glazer is a visually dynamic director with a short filmography. He has only made two movies in the last 13 years, with his third arriving almost 10 years after his second. His last film — Birth, starring Nicole Kidman — was released in 2004, a strange horror film that is completely unsettling. Next up for Glazer is Under the Skin, which stars Scarlett Johansson and dives deep into the science fiction genre. Under the Skin‘s first teaser trailer has arrived, and it has the unnerving tone that Glazer is known for delivering.
I’ve watched this trailer a few times, and I’m not sure what the hell is going on here. Under the Skin is the film adaptation of Dutch author Michel Faber’s critically acclaimed sci-fi novel. It follows Isserley (Scarlett Johansson), an extraterrestrial who is sent to Earth to pick up careless hitchhikers in Northern Scotland. Once she seduces and drugs them, Isserley fattens and mutilates her victims to turn them into meat — which is a delicacy on her dystopian home planet — for an evil alien corporation.