Scarlett Johansson is set to star in Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi pic “Under the Skin.” Glen Basner’s FilmNation is launching the film at the American Film Market, which gets underway today.
PIc is based on Michel Faber’s tome, published by Canongate. Glazer (“Birth,” “Sexy Beast”) penned the adapted script with Walter Campbell, and is set to begin production in late spring 2011.
Nick Wechsler and James Wilson are producing. Film4’s Tessa Ross is exec producing, while Tanya Seghatchian is shepherding for the U.K. Film Council with assistance from Scottish Screen.
Storyline revolves around an alien disguised as a mesmerizing woman who snares human prey on remote highways and other desolate spots with her voracious sexuality. But over time, she begins to change her thinking about humans and finds herself on a collision course with her own kind.
“We’re so very excited to be working on this arrestingly original movie,” Basner said. “How could we pass up the chance to work with a visionary director like Jonathan, especially when combined with the intriguing notion of Scarlett Johansson as a ruthless alien seductress?”