• [NEWS] "Crimes of the Future" in development (sci-fi thriller)

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    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Crimes of the Future:
    Viggo Mortensen & More Join David Cronenberg's New Sci-Fi Thriller
    It has been seven years since the world premiere of 2014's
    satirical drama Maps to the Stars, and it looks like acclaimed
    filmmaker David Cronenberg (The Fly) is finally making his
    directorial comeback with NEON's upcoming Crimes of the Future.
    According to Deadline, Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen,
    Kristen Stewart (Seberg), and Léa Seydoux (Spectre) have
    officially signed on to star in Cronenberg's newest sci-fi
    thriller, which is expected to start its production this summer
    in Athens, Greece.

    "To work with David Cronenberg is to embark on a journey exploring
    terrain where no one has gone before," producer Robert Lantos said
    in a statement. "Each of our collaborations has been an
    exhilarating adventure and David's unwavering vision is what real
    cinema is all about."

    The project marks the fourth collaboration between Mortensen and
    Cronenberg, who have worked together in award-winning films such
    as A History of Violence, and Eastern Promises. In addition, Scott
    Speedman, Welket Bungué, Don McKellar and Lihi Kornowski have also
    been cast for the film.

    Crimes of the Future will take a deep dive into the not-so-distant
    future where humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic
    surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural
    state and into a metamorphosis, altering their biological makeup.
    While some embrace the limitless potential of trans-humanism,
    others attempt to police it. Either way, "Accelerated Evolution
    Syndrome" is spreading fast.

    Saul Tenser is a beloved performance artist who has embraced
    Accelerated Evolution Syndrome, sprouting new and unexpected
    organs in his body. Along with his partner Caprice, Tenser has
    turned the removal of these organs into a spectacle for his loyal
    followers to marvel at in real-time theatre. But with both the
    government and a strange subculture taking note, Tenser is forced
    to consider what would be his most shocking performance of all.

    The film will be written and directed by David Cronenberg, which
    is the first original sci-fi script he has personally written in a
    long time since 1999's eXistenZ. This project will also reunite
    Cronenberg with long-time collaborators, producer Robert Lantos
    (Crash), production designer Carol Spier (Dead Ringers), and
    Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore (A History of Violence)

    Crimes of the Future is a co-production by NEON, Serendipity Point
    Films, and Argonauts Productions. Producers are Steve Solomos and
    Argonauts' Panos Papahadzis with Joe Iacono, Thorsten Schumacher,
    Peter Touche, Christelle Conan, Aida Tannyan, Victor Loewy and
    Victor Hadida set as executive producers. Bonnie Do and Laura
    Lanktree have also been set as associate producers.

    Interestingly, the title of the new project will be familiar to the
    fans of Cronenberg's earlier works. It also shares the same title
    as his 1970 sci-fi film, which was his follow-up project after his
    directorial debut film, Stereo.


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