The American Film Festival is currently underway and many indie production companies will be there to find distribution and financing for their projects. According to Heat Vision FilmNation is looking for buyers for its sci-fi drama Under the Skin, which will involve Scarlett Johansson playing an alien.
Here’s how FilmNation describes the movie:
“Johansson plays an alien on earth, disguised as the perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman. She scours remote highways and desolate scenery looking to use her greatest weapon to snare human prey — her voracious sexuality. She is deadly efficient, but over time becomes drawn to and changed by the complexity of life on earth. With this new found humanity and weakening alien resolve, she finds herself on a collision course with her own kind. Taking her point of view throughout, the film presents a unique look at our world through alien eyes.”
Indie movies always have a hard time getting made, and then it’s another uphill battle to get them seen, but having Scarlett Johansson attached should help. If Under the Skin enters production it will be directed by Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth).
Johansson has no movies lined up at the moment, other than The Avengers which she will begin shooting early next year.