New Trailer for Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis Drops
Aahhh David Cronenberg. Just saying or writing his name take she back to my carefree, youthful days in the 1980′s when I first discovered his films. THEY CAME FROM WITHIN, RABID, SCANNERS, etc … Cronenberg always had a lot to say and he always said it in his own voice!!The film I was most drawn too was his VIDEODROME. I can still remember the first time I watched it. I was around 14-15 years old and after the film ended I had no idea what I just watched. So I rewound my videocassette and immediately watched it again. Upon my second viewing I still had no idea what I just watched (oh I’d have done anything to have the internet back then), but I knew it was unique and I knew it was important.
When Cronenberg started going a little more mainstream and getting away from the horror genre (but let’s face it; has he ever really abandoned the horror genre??) I was still drawn to his films. DEAD RINGERS, NAKED LUNCH, CRASH … just try and argue these don’t have one foot in the horror genre. Well Cronenberg is back with COSMOPOLIS, the story of a disillusioned billionaire. The film is written and directed by David Cronenberg (based on a novel by Don DeLillo) and stars Mr. Sparkly himself, Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, and Kevin Durand. Here’s the plot crunch:
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.
Yeah yeah yeah; I know this doesn’t sound like it’s in the genre, but it is Cronenberg and that man could twist around a Hallmark greeting card to sound devious and evil. So it may not be hardcore horror or anything but it looks like it’ll be a glimpse of a near-future we might not want to live in. Now check out the new trailer:
What do you think?