Under the Skin
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Writer(s): Walter Campbell
Producer(s): Nick Wechsler and James Wilson
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Scarlett Johansson
Re-shoots delayed this from being a 2012 release, but what’s an extra year wait in a more than eight year drought since Birth? Perhaps a distant cousin of Blade Runner, on paper, Under the Skin certainly comes across as an oddity, but where Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) excels in as a filmmaker is outfitting societies’ fringe characters with empathetic, human-like qualities. Working with several subject themes related to humanities’ ill ways, coming out of left field, this could be the “it” film of the ’13 campaign.
Gist: Based on Michel Faber’s 2000 novel, this is about Isserley (Johansson), an extraterrestrial sent to Earth by a rich corporation on her planet to pick up unwary hitchhikers.
Release Date: Cannes is now looking increasingly ideal for the lieu of a world premiere. Theatrically this looks like a great release for the fall.