The American Film Market is great for announcements of crazy-sounding films that we might once see. We’ll have a great many of them over the next few days (and there’s a big post full of sales art and first-look stills coming up) but one of the biggest new projects right now is probably Under the Skin, to be directed by Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) with Scarlett Johansson starring as “the perfect alien woman.” Read More »

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Sexy Beast and Birth director Jonathan Glazer is working on a feature film adaptation of Michel Faber‘s sci-fi horror novel Under the Skin. It seems that aliens must be really hot with production execs right now as some of the most interesting upcoming projects seem to revolve around otherworldly thingimajigs, from Greg Mottola’s Paul, through Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block and on to this one which, according to Film4 is “a groundbreaking story about aliens in Scotland looking for human prey”.

Screen Daily reported on the film in 2005, when it was apparently on the fast track, and also again today. The new story gave fewer details than the last one, and it is entirely possible some of the details would have changed since then. At that time, however, Milo Addica had written the screenplay.

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