'Under The Skin' Teaser Trailer Reveals Little Resemblance To Source Material
Under The Skin, a new film from Sexy Beast director Jonathan Glazer "loosely based" on Michael Faber's 2000 novel, has met with some mixed emotions on the festival circuit, but that's kind of the point. In this spoiler-heavy article from the L.A. Times, the filmmaker states that he intended to make an unsettling, difficult-to-watch film, with star Scarlett Johansson quite literally immersing herself in the role of a predator.
Looks pretty trippy, but "loosely based" is definitely appropriate here. Now, I'm of the opinion that books and movies don't have to be the same. If it's a good film, it's a good film. I'm having some trouble at the moment simply because I love Faber's novel, and as-written (with a few creative changes, of course), it would make a terrific picture. This of course leads to the inevitable question: when movie adaptations stray really far from their source material, can you reasonably call them by the same name anymore?
Fortunately, Under The Skin doesn't look like another Lawnmower Man.
Any other fans of the book out there? Does this teaser trailer intrigue or anger you?
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