11/10/2012 09:12 BST | Updated 11/10/2012 09:30 BST

'Hitchcock' Trailer: Screaming Scarlett Johansson Attacked In 'Psycho' Shower With Knife (VIDEO)

Scarlett Johansson has taken a step back in time to the 1960s in a new trailer for Hitchcock.

The 2.36min trailer, the first to be released from the film, shows Johansson being viciously attacked in a Psycho-style shower scene - bloodcurdling screams included.

She is seen shielding herself as Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) lunges at her with a knife.

Johansson plays Janet Leigh in the film which tells the story of Hitchcock's relationship with his wife Alma Reville during the years when Psycho was being made.

Some of the film's most famous cinematic moments are reproduced throughout the trailer.


Anthony Hopkins tears open the shower curtain


Scarlett Johansson, as Janet Leigh, screaming her head off in the famous shower scene


Scarlett shields herself from the attack


Janet Leigh in the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic thriller 'Psycho'

Earlier this year, speaking about the legacy of Hitchcock, the BFI's Creative Director Heather Stewart said: "He was suspenseful, sexy, dangerous.

"From the very first shot of his very first film (The Pleasure Garden, 1926), he shows a girl's legs coming down a staircase. He's voyeuristic, tantalising.

"He understood that people always wanted more. You're safe watching it in the cinema, but he's playing with you from the go-get."


Anthony Hopkins in a classic Hitchcock pose


Alfred Hitchcock peers out from behind a garden fork during a visit to Pinewood Studios in 1971

For full analysis of the trailer, E! has dug around for five of the "most suspenseful tidbits for your viewing pleasure".