Los Angeles: Scarlett Johansson as the perfect woman? A perfect alien woman?
That`s the pitch of the production company behind "Under the Skin," a sci-fi drama from "Sexy Beast" writer-director Jonathan Glazer.
According to FilmNation, and sure to please Johansson`s many admirers, "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."
But, wait, there`s more. "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."
Glazer co-wrote the script with Walter Campbell and is eyeing a production late spring 2011. "Under the Skin" is based on the Canongate-published novel by Michel Faber. FilmNation is preselling foreign rights at the annual American Film Market underway in Santa Monica.
Johansson, most recently in theaters with "Iron Man 2" and "He`s Just Not That Into You," shoots "The Avengers" this winter.