A made-for-Channel-Five version of Species, then?
Delightful news reaches us that the svelte and rather lovely Scarlett Johansson will be starring as a “ruthless alien seductress” in an upcoming sci-fi film entitled Under the Skin. Jonathan Glazer, the writer and director of the excellent Sexy Beast, is fronting FilmNation’s British production, according to The Hollywood …
So... Post a tottie-based, perv-bait story on a Friday afternoon and then stand back and see if more than one in 50 posts are actually fit for human consumption.
(a) Trying to keep La Moderatrix busy
(b) Doing a survey in to Pavlovian response
I almost forgot: Phwoooargh, I'd do that, etc, etc, etc.
“She is deadly efficient..."
Wow ! Sounds great. I can't wait to -
"... but over time becomes drawn to and changed by the complexity of..."
Oh Horlicks. It is a British film, ie. a self indulgent glop from the Hampstead Set that won't even cover its own distribution costs. Don't be excited.
@"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."
I guess they have also seen the remake of the V Series, because that is exactly the role of Anna's daughter. Which given this weak Aaron Spelling style sickly sweet storyline helps explains why I'm so bored by the remake of the V Series, yet I found the original V Series exciting and even better, at times shocking when characters you started to get to know, were suddenly killed off and you didn't know who was next, as almost anyone could die next. Point being there was a strong storyline and suspense, and excitement. Whereas this Scarlett Johansson film sounds just like a sickly sweet episode of Beverly Hills, 90210.
Though the plot description is sorta-kinda-not-completely-inaccurate, the book 'Under the Skin' is actually low key, miserable, and clever. It's not within a squillion miles of Species/Predator/Aliens/pick-your-alien-monster-movie and is more about dislocation and loneliness than it is about eviscerating random hitchhikers.
SF book->movie adaptions have a long history of completely ignoring their source material, but I hope in this case they know what they're doing and that the trashiness here is just The Reg doing its standard "look at us - we're pretending to be a tabloid" schtick.