David Cronenberg - Page 2

'Eastern Promises 2' Not Happening

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by Damon Houx August 14, 2012 @ 7:20 PM
Focus Features
Mainstream cinema is currently driven by franchises, though sometimes it's questionable what should or shouldn't get a sequel. Surely Warner Brothers would drive a truck full of money up to Christopher Nolan's house if he did 'Inception 2,' but some stories are best left to one film only. David Cronenberg thought 'Eastern Promises' could make for a franchise, and word was out that a follow up was moving forward. Now Cronenberg says that the sequel is dead.

'Cosmopolis' Review

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by Matt Singer August 14, 2012 @ 9:23 AM
Entertainment One
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.

The Version of 'Total Recall' That Never Happened

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by Sean O'Connell May 3, 2012 @ 1:38 PM
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.

Robert Pattinson Goes Full David Cronenberg in 'Cosmopolis' Trailer

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by Damon Houx April 19, 2012 @ 1:25 AM
Entertainment One
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.'

Robert Pattinson Gets Kinky, Violent In NSFW 'Cosmopolis' Teaser

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by Sean O'Connell March 22, 2012 @ 10:02 AM
Prospero Pictures
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.