It's better to think of David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' as a dream than a movie. It might not work in cinematic terms -- it's talky, it's stiff, it's aimless -- but it makes perfect sense in hypnagogic ones.
The film, based on a novel by Don DeLillo, has been billed in some corners as a science-fiction story, but that's not quite right. Other than the protagonist's hi-tech limo -- which has touchscreens, swivel chairs, and a hidden pull-out toilet -- nothing in the New York City of 'Cosmpolis' looks all that different from our own. When our hero eats lunch, it's at a generic coffee shop. When he passes people on the street, they're dressed like normal 2012 citizens. Things grow increasingly hostile -- and increasingly weird -- on the other side of his limousine windows, but they never get any more technologically advanced. This is more of a twisted fantasy of the present than a vision of the future.
After David Cronenberg's more subdued last couple of films, we're happy to see something a little stranger from the master director. And if the trailer for 'Cosmopolis' is any indication, there's definitely some weird things afoot, even if it does star 'Twilight's Robert Pattinson.
We're curious to see what David Cronenberg will do with a television series, but he's definitely casting it to our interest. Tim Roth has signed on as the lead of Cronenberg's 'Knifeman,' which currently does not have a network.
Rumors about a sequel to David Cronenberg's 2007 film 'Eastern Promises' have been circulating for a few years now, but it seems like this is one of those times when rumor is about to become fact. 'Eastern Promises 2' looks like it's actually coming together.
The road through Hollywood is littered with the remains of projects that could have been. So while we continue to prepare for August’s release of Len Wiseman’s ‘Total Recall’ – another adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" – the Internet teases the version David Cronenberg once wanted to film. You decide which one might have been better.
There is a sense that David Cronenberg has gone soft. Sure, 'A History of Violence' had it's share of brutality, but the last couple films have not had the intense mind-games mixed with a smattering of sex and violence that marked Cronenberg's career until recently. And with his latest film starring Robert Pattinson, has the man gone soft? Think again... watch the trailer for 'Cosmopolis.'
Later this year, Robert Pattinson will team with beloved genre director David Cronenberg for ‘Cosmopolis,’ an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s celebrated novel that casts the ‘Twilight’ sensation in a markedly different light. Don’t believe me? Then check out this racy, NSFW teaser that suggests Pattinson’s ready to blow a hole through his Team Edward image and take his career to new depths.
An 18th century-set show about a self-taught surgeon honing his skills on black market bodies? Who better to helm such a series than the mind behind 'Scanners', 'Videodrome' and 'The Fly', David Cronenberg?
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