David Cronenberg goes back to the origins of his “body horror” with Crimes of the Futurea film that will be premiered at Cannes Film Festival of this year and which showed up with its first, gruesome, trailer.
The Canadian director, who has directed famous cult horror films such as Scanners, The Moscow And The Dead Zonehas taken up a screenplay written by himself 20 years ago, so much so that the filmmaker has defined Crimes of the Future as his “return to the flesh” to underline the centrality of the human body as a vehicle of terror and dismay.
The disturbing film, in addition to the direction of Cronenberg, boasts a first-level cast composed, among others, of Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings) e Kirsten Stewart (Twilight) in the role of the main protagonists.
As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations.
With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), famous artist performer Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) publicly shows the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances.
Timlin (Kristen Stewart), a National Organ Registry investigator, obsessively follows their movements when the existence of a mysterious group comes to light … Their mission is to use Saul’s notoriety and his “performances” to make light on the next stage of human evolution.
David Cronenberg’s CRIMES OF THE FUTURE.
Rated R for strong disturbing violent content and grisly images, graphic nudity, and some language.
Trailer tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/fbqtwRBywq
– NEON (@neonrated) May 5, 2022
As anticipated, the film will be among the protagonists of the Cannes Film Festival 2022, an international kermesse scheduled from 17 to 28 May, while no Italian release date has yet been made official.