Scarlett Johansson stars in ‘Under The Skin’ trailer – watch

Johansson will star as an alien sent to Earth to prey on Scottish hitchhikers

A new trailer for Under The Skin starring Scarlett Johansson has been revealed – scroll down and click to watch.

The film is an adaptation of the acclaimed 2000 novel of the same name by Dutch author Michel Faber. Johansson stars as an alien sent to Earth by a rich corporation on her planet to prey on Scottish hitchhikers so they can be delivered to her compatriots and fattened up for meat.

Sexy Beast‘s Jonathan Glazer directed from a script he co-wrote and shooting took place towards the end of 2011 in Glasgow. The film’s largely Scottish cast also includes Paul Brannigan (Sunshine On Leith) and newcomer Jessica Mance. The soundtrack, meanwhile, was written and recorded by Mica Levi of Micachu & The Shapes.

The film was first premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in August last year and was subsequently played at the Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, where it has built up a considerable amount of buzz. It will open in UK cinemas on March 14, 2014.