After seven of the absence, the master of the strange returns behind the camera to Crimes of the Future, a film noir reviving the style of its beginnings.
A dark thriller set in a future where transhumanism is rife: David Cronenberg is back in business. Seven years after his last film, the American filmmaker will reunite with Viggo Mortensen for the shooting of Crimes of the Future, expected in Greece this summer. According to Deadline , Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart will also be there.
The director of Naked Feast will sign his first original screenplay since Existenz in 1999. “To work with David Cronenberg is to embark on a journey that explores lands where no one has been before”, said Robert Lantos, co-producer of this new feature film. According to Viggo Mortensen, This project will mark a return to “Origins” Cronenberg style. The two men have already collaborated on three films, A History of Violence in 2005, Shadow Promises in 2007 and A Dangerous Method in 2011. No release date for Crimes of the Future has not yet been disclosed.
Recently another Cronenberg who made the news. Brandon Cronenberg, the son of the master of the strange won the grand prize at the Gérardmer International Fantastic Film Festival with Possessor , a psychological thriller about an exchange of bodies. The father took advantage of his temporary retirement from movie sets to publish Consumed in 2016, a sulphurous novel. His controversial 1996 feature film Crash was also released in a restored version and rebroadcast at the Venice Film Festival, in 2019. In the world before …