A new trailer for David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis has arrived via the films official website. We are transported once again to this strange and intense world that Cronenberg has crafted. The protagonist’s erratic behavior and apparent down spiral appear to be central to the film and it looks like Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1) is able to pull it off convincingly. The film promises to be delightfully bizarre and I am a firm believer that Cronenberg will deliver a memorable experience which will hearken back to his earlier films. Cosmopolis will premiere at the Festival de Cannes and is scheduled for release in the U.S. this summer. Check out the trailer below:
New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father’s old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan’s exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric’s bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city’s streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey.
Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.
Cronenberg revisits subjects that fascinate him: how the organic and the psychological are inextricably intertwined, society’s anxieties and phobias, and letting repressed impulses and paranoia run wild. COSMOPOLIS is a culmination of his masterpieces that addresses the alarming global financial crisis of today’s world.
It is a hauntingly prophetic fable that turns the future into history and suggests that the archaic might be our eerie future.