You’ve seen the exploding head GIF a thousand times; now learn its Cronenberg-ian origins. Iconic ‘80s sci-fi horror film Scanners is next on the docket for a TV reboot, after spending years in development hell.
There are the sequels that the public demands, usually framed up in the final scene of their preceding installment, often by an eyepatch-clad Samuel L. Jackson. There are the sequels that are foisted upon us — who could have asked for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, which is a very real film? But the greatest sequel of all is the sequel we never even knew we wanted, your Magic Mike XXLs, your Mad Max: Fury Roads. So while it’s doubtful that legions of David Cronenberg superfans were demanding a follow-up to his 2007 gangster drama Eastern Promises, that may be what we’re getting anyway, and aren‘t we all the better for it?
Apparently, hosting duties on the horror game show Hellevator (which is a real thing, and very silly) haven’t kept Jen and Sylvia Soska sufficiently busy. The twin-sister directorial team behind the gruesome body-horror nightmare American Mary have now taken on a new feature project that’ll play to their penchant for mutilating flesh...
True Detective Season 2 polarized much moreso than its first outing, to the point Season 1 director Cary Fukunaga hasn’t even watched it, let alone considered returning. Now, another notable director snubs his nose at Nic Pizzolatto’s sophomore slump, as horror icon David Cronenberg admits to passing over a “bad” script.
David Cronenberg’s output as of late has been fairly divisive, but that isn't keeping us from feeling supremely excited for Maps to the Stars, the director's latest film in which he appropriately brings his twisted sensibilities to the land of Hollywood. Today brings the red band trailer for the film, complete with a ringing endorsement from director John Waters, who proclaims to love the film more than his own mustache — which means a whole lot.
Julianne Moore is nominated for two Best Actress Golden Globe awards this season: one for her performance as a woman struggling with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in ‘Still Alice,’ and the other for her performance as a fading actress in David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars.’ Focus has just released a new trailer and poster for Cronenberg’s follow-up to ‘Cosmopolis,’ which is finally hitting theaters this February.