Under the Skin could become TV series

The 2013 film starred Scarlett Johansson as a mysterious humanlike alien.

Cult sci-fi film Under the Skin could become a TV series. 

Production studios Silver Reed, one of the original film’s financers, and A24, who are working with director Jonathan Glazer on his next venture, are both competing to secure the rights to the project.

According to Deadline, the former have reportedly been interested in developing a TV series for years whilst the latter only became involved last year. 

It’s currently not clear what story the potential series would follow, who would star or how much Glazer would be involved. 

Based loosely on Michael Faber’s 2000 novel of the same name, Under the Skin stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien manifesting as an ordinary human who travels around Scotland picking up men to send back to her home planet. 

In order to make the film feel as realistic as possible several non-actors were used and many scenes captured using hidden cameras.

Although it’s technically considered a box office flop, grossing just $7.2 million against its $13.3 million budget, Under the Skin received widespread acclaim from critics.

The Guardian voted it one of the best films of the decade in 2015 and it ranked number 61 in the BBC’s 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century.

Under the Skin is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video now. 

Source: IndieWire

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