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Scarlett Johansson plays a man-eating alien in ‘Under the Skin’

A new teaser was just released for the upcoming noir sci-fi thriller Under the Skin.

Scarlett Johansson's alien character preparing to seduce men. (Credit: FilmNation)
Scarlett Johansson’s alien character preparing to seduce men. (Credit: FilmNation)

Website NME.com describes that actress Scarlett Johansson stars as an extraterrestrial “sent to Earth by a rich corporation on her planet to prey on Scottish hitchhikers so they can be delivered to her compatriots and fattened up for meat.” But things become complicated for Johansson’s character when she begins to appreciate the complexity of Earth and its inhabitants.

Interestingly, many of the men lured by Johansson’s character in this movie were not actors. These men were reportedly only informed after the fact that they were in a movie.

Under the Skin is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Dutch author Michel Faber, and is directed by Jonathan Glazer.

The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in August, and has also been shown at the Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. Although no official release date has been announced, the movie is expected to be officially released in the UK in early 2014. But there has been no mention of a U.S. release time frame.

Here is a look at other upcoming UFO/ET-related movies:

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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