"I think Jonathan [Glazer] would probably say it's a movie about an 'it' that becomes a 'she.' It's kind of impossible to describe," Johansson said about the film in December. "It'd be like trying to describe a Mike Leigh film. It's very abstract in a certain way." As we've said, the pic is less a straight up creature feature and something quite different, with the source material and screenplay delivering a much more nuanced approach that you might expect, which should translate into a creepy, sci-fi-ish psychological horror film.
"It's so weird, I've never been in a movie where the logline of the movie, where the plot has been so twisted. It's crazy. 'Are you eating people on the side of the road?' I'm like, 'No, no!'," Johansson said recently. "OK, yes I do play an alien who is wearing my own skin. But it's actually not a science-fiction film; it's sort of a film that asks existential questions and much more complex than the logline."
Whatever it turns out to be, our ticket is already sold. Glazer is a great filmmaker who has shown with both "Sexy Beast" and "Birth" that he has a fantastic control over mood and tone, and we're eager to see what he does with this somewhat out there premise. No official release dates yet, but a fall festival premiere is looking more and more likely.