The first trailer we saw of Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In (La Piel que Habito) was brief and creepy as hell. A new trailer has emerged via Yahoo that is decidely less creepy and more… odd? I really want this to be good, but this particular trailer seems strangely amateurish, especially with the captioning. Even the new poster looks less horror, more indie science fiction. Which is probably okay.
I still have hope that we’ll be seeing a strong showing from Almodóvar, but the jury is out, in my opinion. What do you think? Looking forward to it?
Antonio Banderas stars in the film. It is based on Thierry Jonquet’s 2005 novel Mygale/Tarantula and features a mad scientist/plastic surgeon (Banderas) conducting experiments on a female subject (Elena Anaya) to develop a skin impermeable to assault.
The Skin I Live In hits theaters August 26.
Here is the synopsis:
Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed three more things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…