It’s been seven whole years since we’ve had a new feature from British director Jonathan Glazer, but after several hiccups, it looks like his adaptation of Michael Faber‘s darkly comic sci-fi novel Under The Skin is finally gathering some momentum with production set to begin this October.
The casting of Scarlett Johansson late last year has surely helped Glazer’s cause—after all, the actress is taking on the salacious lead, described as “an alien on earth, disguised as a mesmerizing woman who uses her voracious sexuality to scour remote highways and desolate scenery to snare human prey.” We’re honestly just glad to see Glazer’s return behind the camera on a major feature film after the impressive combo of Sexy Beast and Birth.
Under the Skin is based on a novel of the same name by Michel Faber who lives in the Black Isle, near Inverness.
The book tells of an alien, to be played by Johansson, who picks up hitchhikers on the A9 road in the Highlands to harvest body parts.
Dutch-born author Faber has insisted the movie adaption of his book also be set in the Highlands, according to the Press and Journal.
Jonathan Glazer is set to direct Under the Skin, which is scheduled for release in 2014.
source: BBC News