Neon has streamed the first official teaser trailer for Crimes of the Future, a film that marks the directorial return of David Cronenberg eight years after Maps to the Stars. In the film, which seems to be a return to the atmospheres of his most famous body horror films contaminated with science fiction, Viggo Mortensen And Léa Seydoux.
After speculation about Léa Seydoux’s role in the film, today comes the first images of Crimes of the Futureof which we can also read a new official synopsis to better understand what this latest, new work signed by Cronenberg will be about:
“While the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), famous performance artist, publicly shows the metamorphosis of his organs in performance Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator with the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, and that’s when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.”
From the images, which show what these mutations of the body – especially that of the protagonist played by Mortensen – refer to, we understand that Crimes of the Future is a bit of a return to basics for Cronenberg and atmospheres reminiscent of his most visceral films such as The demon under the skin And Videodromecontaminated by influences that also recall his most recent cult like Crashes And Cosmopolis.
This is the fourth collaboration for Mortensen and the Canadian director after A History of Violence, Eastern Promises And A Dangerous Method. Below you can also view the new official photo of Crimes of the Future.