The new film from legendary writer and director David Cronenberg Future Crimes, a throwback to its body horror roots, hit theaters just two weeks ago, and a digital release has already followed. You can rent or buy Future Crimes via Amazon on THIS LINK. If you prefer physical media, we can now confirm that the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film is scheduled for August 9e. Copies of the Blu-ray can be pre-ordered HERE.
Future Crimes stars Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman, Tanaya Beatty, Nadia Litz, Yorgos Karamichos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Welket Bungue, Don McKellar, Lihi Kornowski and Viggo Mortensen, who previously starred in Cronenberg’s films A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and A dangerous method. It tells the following story:
As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his companion Caprice (Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Mortensen), a famous performance artist, publicly stages the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Stewart), an investigator for the National Organ Registry, obsessively follows their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission: to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase. of human evolution.
Mortensen has previously said this “strange film noir story” was something Cronenberg originally wrote a long time ago, but recently pulled from the shelf and “refined.” In fact, the film almost got shot (under the title Painkillers) in the early 2000s, with Nicolas Cage attached to star. When Cage dropped out, Ralph Fiennes signed on. But Cronenberg was unable to put it into production. Future Crimes marks the first time Cronenberg has directed one of his own original screenplays since eXistenz in 1999.
Our own JimmyO gave Future Crimes a 9/10 review that you can read HERE.
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