Scarlett Johansson plays a horny, killer alien with magnificent breasts in director Jonathan Glazer’s (Sexy Beast) upcoming adaptation of author Michel Faber’s debut novel “Under the Skin.” Posted above is our first glimpse of the 26-year-old starlet in character.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.
“Under the Skin” follows sexy alien Isserley (Johansson) as she picks up big, buff, healthy-looking male hitchhikers for her species to turn into food—a delicacy called Vodsel. The novel is set in Scotland, where apparently drifters are an attractive lot, unlike North America where they look and act like this.
Plot-wise, I’m reminded of Peter Jackson’s gory 1987 horror-comedy Bad Taste, in which aliens invade a small New Zealand town to harvest its residents for their intergalactic fast food joints—which is cool. But, as far as alien femme fatales go, I’m disappointed with Isserley’s look.
I know there’s a message behind the madness, but I was hoping Johansson’s look would be more Natasha Henstridge in Species, or better yet, Mathilda May in Lifeforce. Here, she just looks like the kind of chick you’d hit up at a Journey concert.