Hey kids, it looks like more footage of what looks to be Cronenberg’s new fucked up maybe-masterpiece starring Sparkle Vamp. The film, which watches the financial and structural breakdown of a very rich, young individual seems to be banking on the public’s fondness for 99 percenter rage, giant rats, and Pattinson. We saw the teaser trailer in March, and now there is a new trailer that is a little bit NSFW (there appears to be a teensy bit of fucking) but if you’re not afraid of the man, feel free to press play.
By the way, the film is based on a Don DeLelillo novel of the same name and stars Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton and Kevin Durand. It opens in theaters August 17th.
Director David Cronenberg is enjoying some decent hype from his new film Cosmopolis, which opens this weekend across Canada, and opens in the U.S. at the end of the summer. But how about a sequel to one of his more recent hits?
Vulture is reporting that the scripting process is underway for a sequel to Eastern Promises, the 2007 film starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel about the Russian mob in London, England. Steven Knight, author of the first movie’s script is penning the sequel and Cassel is in negotiations to join the burgeoning production along with Mortensen. Here’s what Vulture has to say about the film’s direction:
…with the incompetent underboss Kirill (Cassel) thinking that he and his henchman driver Nikolai (Mortensen) really have inherited the throne from his crime-lord father, without knowing that Nikolai is actually a clandestine agent working undercover in Russia’s federal security service.
It’s unknown if Cronenberg will be behind the camera again. He’s previously expressed interest, but with Maps to the Stars starring Cosmopolis leading man Robert Pattinson in development, as well as a TV pilot and a recurring role on Sy-Fy’s Rewind in the works, the question may not be a matter of interest, but a matter of time for the legendary filmmaker.
I’ve watched the teaser trailer for David Cronenberg’sCosmopolis about six times now, and all I’ve gathered is: near vajayjay, bullet-in-hand, Robert Pattinson, eyeball-stab, guy who looks like Robert Loggia (who is NOT Robert Loggia), giant rat, car fucking, and Robert Pattinson.
The film, from the director of A History of Violenceand Crash (the superior one with car fucking and crashing and fucking), looks insane, violent, magnificent, and in the evocative words of White Goodman, “Reaaaaal, freakah naughty”. Based on the Don DeLelillo novel of the same name, Cosmopolis largely takes place in a limo (so it’s like The Lincoln Lawyer, only there is that massive rat and not a massive douche) as Pattinson’s uber rich character monitors the financial markets and his worsening state whilst seeking out a haircut from his father’s barber. Naturally his excursion is waylaid by a Presidential motorcade, protesting anarchists (what else do anarchists do save for have a shop at Hot Topic?), and a rapper’s funeral (which is the opposite of a Rapper’s Delight). There is also a stalker and car urination.
Take a look at the trailer and put a basket behind your head so as to catch your escaping mind, son (drops the keyboard and walks away).