Friday, March 23, 2012

Cronenberg Back to his Old Tricks? Teaser for Cosmopolis

A grand master goes back to his beginnings and a new idol tries to move away from his. That's the feeling I get from watching this 30-second teaser that just made Cosmopolis jump straight to the top-tier of my watchlist.

The film is based on a Dan DeLilo novel that received mostly negative reviews, ergo critics didn't like at all. But then again neither did snobs of yore appreciate Burrough's Naked Lunch, which is now considered one of the 100 most important American novels and made for one of Cronenberg's head-scratchiest. THAT alone says a lot...

So this thing down here looks like old school Cronenberg, gritty, dark, bloody, psychedelic and just plain out there. Reminds me of Videodrome mixed with Dead Ringers. It stars Ro Pat, visibly -and understandably- trying to offend his legions of Twihard followers, as a rich and disillusioned young asset manager on a limo ride across town to get a haircut. That's gist of it. Which means anything can happen. This could be the one to show once and for all if Pattinson's got game, and if there's life for Cronenberg after Viggo. AND it's got one of the more eclectic assortment of players seen in a long time: Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Kevin Durand... Who else could bring those people together and make it work?!? Can't wait!

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