We finally have some solid confirmation about Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg’s next feature film as Deadline has revealed that he’ll write and direct the science fiction thriller Crimes of The Future that will be distributed in the U.S. by Neon, according to a report from Deadline. Filming is set to take place in Athens, Greece over the summer, a location that is said to be used for Rian Johnson’s sequel to Knives Out.
Crimes of The Future will be David’s first original script in over 20 years and uses the title of his 1970 film that takes place in 1997 but seemingly will attempt a difference route.
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 outlet also mentions the cast so far includes Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman, Welket Bungué, Don McKellar, and Lihi Kornowski. Mortensen and Cronenberg have worked together previously with A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and A Dangerous Method.
David previously directed genre flicks such as The Fly, Videodrome, Naked Lunch, Scanners, Dead Ringers, and eXistenZ.