Scarlett Johansson Will Play a Sexy Alien Maneater in ‘Under the Skin’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 1:37 am,

You’ve heard the conspiracy theories before: Scarlett Johansson is actually an alien come to earth to seduce mankind with her curvaceous body and stunning good looks.

All right fine, so that’s not actually true. But at least she’ll be playing the part of a sexy alien in her next movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson has signed on to star in the new film Under the Skin, from writer/director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast). The plot of the film revolves around Johansson’s character, a killer alien sent to earth disguised as the perfect woman, coming to terms with humanity.

For more insight into the sci-fi script, which was co-written by Walter Campbell and could enter production in spring 2011, check out this excerpt from the THR article.

“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.”

Given the talent involved, the script is probably decent, but that description actually makes the movie sound really cheesy. My first impression was that Under the Skin will simply be a fancier version of Species. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing of course. I have fond memories of watching Species as a kid, though I’ve probably already said too much.

scarlett johansson black widow solo movie Scarlett Johansson Will Play a Sexy Alien Maneater in Under the Skin

Coming off the success of Iron Man 2 (and gearing up for a reprisal of her character in The Avengers), Scarlett Johansson is certainly one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood right now. That being said, this move seems a bit obvious. Don’t actresses usually have to ugly themselves up to get Academy Award nominations (See Nicole Kidman in The Hours, Charlize Theron in Monster)?

I only hope that Johansson’s attempt to play a sexy alien seductress in Under the Skin is more successful than Megan Fox’s attempt to play a sexy demon seductress in Jennifer’s Body.

Source: THR

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. Sounds like my girlfriend…

  2. “I only hope that Johansson’s attempt to play a sexy alien seductress in Under the Skin is more successful than Megan Fox’s attempt to play a sexy demon seductress in Jennifer’s Body.”

    UH yeah, you did have to remind us of that! Well, like the source you quote says, maybe the real focus is the torn emotional responses of her character and how she stops the pending invasion…

  3. Sounds like a rip-off of ‘Species’.

  4. Sexy beast was awesome, yes it sounds like species but its s.j. and the guy who did sexy beast. Im sold.

  5. She has a mullet in that top picture!!!

  6. It’s actually based on an excellent book by Michel Faber which is certainly NOT cheesy. Check it out.

  7. Hmmmmm. I think I’ll be seeing this! ;)

  8. This will only work if they can get someone that knows how to actually film a woman without being overly obvious.

  9. So this is Species 5?

  10. As far as I can remember the Species chic in no way had any qualms about killing humans.

    • I was thinking the same thing. I haven’t seen Species in a long time but from what I remember, she/it didn’t embrace humanity. Well, it did, right before it killed. :-)

    • That still does not mean it isnt similar to Species, Besides in Species 2 she actually decided to help the Humans, so it’s still Species 5.

  11. I have some fond “memories” of Species.

    • here’s to hoping this movie will give us some more “fond memories”.

      • Yes, considerably!

  12. Scarlet + sexy alien+ seducing= Im gonna have to watch this the day it comes out!!!

  13. LMAO there is not one chick who commented on this thread lolololo!