Watch Now! Kubrickian Teaser for Jonathan Glazer's UNDER THE SKIN

It has been seven long years since Jonathan Glazer's masterfully modulate, and quite Kubrickian Birth.  While this seems a long time to go between feature films, the wait is over, as Under The Skin is set to play Venice tomorrow, and TIFF shortly thereafter.  (For those keeping score, this film is my most anticipated TIFF title this year.)  The film features a mysterious Scarlett Johansson trolling the spare roads along the Scottish moors picking up hitchhikers for nefarious reasons.  It is based on Michael Faber's novel of the same name that is quite roundabout in offering details to the reader as the plot unfolds, and as such could be classified as one of those 'difficult to adapt' kind of books.

Glazer seems to have everything under control, judging by the teaser below.  It might not offer much in the way of plot, but is certainly clear on the tone and ambition of the film.  This thing looks scary, and weird, and stylish.  As is the book.  
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "This thing looks scary, and weird, and stylish. As is the book."
    I haven´t read the book, so I wouldn´t know......BUT, rumors has it ScarJo is naked in this one......hahhahahhahah.....hell yeah!

    Tabloids in Sweden claims she is getting married(if the rumors are true).......after that there will probably be no more great films like this in her CV......sadly.

    Now, it does look like difficult arthouse film, but it could also work with audience......come on, surely there must distributors out there with deep pockets.......?

    Yeah...?

    hahhahahahhahah...thanks Mr Halfyard.

  • DJ_BobbyPeru

    Now thats how you put together an intriguing trailer. Movie could turn out to be pretentious wankery, or it could be mindblowing. But with that trailer it has my attention without giving away any plot points.

  • Drakula Teef

    Cant wait for this..looks amazing

  • knewsomething

    Some 'Sexy Beast' moments there (remember the machine gun wielding Devil?), and a whole lot more. Big hopes.

  • Tender Branson

    Kubrickian. There's no such thing & this shit should stop right now. Some footprints are too big to fill. Let Mr. Glazer blaze his own trail.

  • billydaking

    So, we can no longer say "Hitchcockian"?

    It's a description of the type of film, not a measure of quality.

  • Mr. Cavin

    Seemed more Lynchian to me, anyway.

  • Gopal Natarajan

    Agreed

  • Guest

    Yes, reminded me of Lost Highway.

  • Warner Brown

    Very much so.

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