Scarlett Johansson Is The Perfect Alien Seductress

She’s set to star in Under The Skin , which sounds like Species with a social conscience

Scarlett Johansson will play the prefect alien seductress in a new film called Under The Skin , according to The Hollywood Reporter .

Set to be directed and co-written by Sexy Beast ’s Jonathan Glazer, Under The Skin will feature Johansson as, ““an alien on earth, disguised as the perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerising 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.” Which sounds a bit like Species meets The (wo)Man Who Fell To Earth .

The script, which is being co-written by Walter Campbell, is based on a novel by Michael Faber. Production is expected to begin next spring (after Johansson has finished work as The Black Widow on The Avengers ).

So, is Johansson your idea of the perfect alien sexpot?

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.