Latest Movie News Headlines

Teaser Trailer and Poster for David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis are insanely wicked

Mar. 22, 2012by:

The first footage of David Cronenberg's latest opus, COSMOPOLIS, has arrived and it's everything you'd expect from the director; brutal violence, weird sex, surreal imagery, and giant f*cking rats.

The film is based on the novel by Don DeLillo and stars Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Durand, Juliette Binoche, and Sarah Gadon and looks to be a return to the surrealistic style of filmmaking that Cronenberg built a reputation on.  His most recent films have retained the sex and violence factor, but without the surreal imagery. 

Here's the crazy:

I think this looks great.  I love Cronenberg's work, with or without the wacky imagery.  His brutal, visceral style is unlike any other filmmaker out there and it's great to see him reintroducing some of the more wicked elements back into his films.  I don't even mind Pattinson in this.  As long as he's not an emo vampire with no fangs, then he's all right in my book. 

Here's a synopsis:

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.

COSMOPOLIS gets insane on May 23, 2012.

Also, Sarah Gadon should be invited to all red carpet events...

Extra Tidbit: The Fly, A History of Violence, Crash, and Scanners are my all-time fave Cronenberg flicks. What's yours?
Source: You Tube

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

2:22AM on 03/23/2012
It'll be hilarious to see all those teenage girls flock the theater for Pattinson thinking this movie is some pseudo-Twilight spinoff and leave the screening with their heads blown courtesy of Cronenberg's insanity.

They'll be seeing rats in their nightmares, too.
It'll be hilarious to see all those teenage girls flock the theater for Pattinson thinking this movie is some pseudo-Twilight spinoff and leave the screening with their heads blown courtesy of Cronenberg's insanity.

They'll be seeing rats in their nightmares, too.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:38PM on 03/22/2012

HELL YES

This movie looks ballin :) croenberg is an amazing director :) And patterson outside of twilight is an awesome actor. This movie will really make him shine.
This movie looks ballin :) croenberg is an amazing director :) And patterson outside of twilight is an awesome actor. This movie will really make him shine.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+9
6:36PM on 03/22/2012

I'm excited

Great little teaser and that poster is the tits. Cronenberg has yet to make a bad movie. My fave: Dead Ringers
Great little teaser and that poster is the tits. Cronenberg has yet to make a bad movie. My fave: Dead Ringers
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:57PM on 03/22/2012
Looks deliciously twisted. I can't wait!
Looks deliciously twisted. I can't wait!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:44PM on 03/22/2012

Dont forget..

Deadringers
Jeremy Irons was thankfull to him for this role.
Deadringers
Jeremy Irons was thankfull to him for this role.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:46PM on 03/22/2012
A return to form for Cronenberg. Hell to the yes.
A return to form for Cronenberg. Hell to the yes.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:46PM on 03/22/2012
Looks dangerously exciting.

Too bad that they've shamelessy imitated Enter The Void's title design.
Looks dangerously exciting.

Too bad that they've shamelessy imitated Enter The Void's title design.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
1:37PM on 03/22/2012
YES
YES
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:31PM on 03/22/2012
looks fucking great! can't wait. my faves are definitely videodrome, the fly, crash, & existenz.
looks fucking great! can't wait. my faves are definitely videodrome, the fly, crash, & existenz.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+13
12:28PM on 03/22/2012
Here you go, let's give Pattison a real adult story with a great director and see what he can do. If he is good than great I would love to see a new great actor on the block, if he can't then toss him back on the scrap heap. More young actors need to do this.
Here you go, let's give Pattison a real adult story with a great director and see what he can do. If he is good than great I would love to see a new great actor on the block, if he can't then toss him back on the scrap heap. More young actors need to do this.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:12PM on 03/22/2012
Mmm, titties! Looking good so far.

@extratidbit, it has to be The Fly.
Mmm, titties! Looking good so far.

@extratidbit, it has to be The Fly.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:09AM on 03/22/2012
I Loved the Dead Zone
I Loved the Dead Zone
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:07AM on 03/22/2012

The Fly, History of Violence, Videodrome and Naked Lunch favorites for me.

Love Cronenberg, whatever he does is always worth a look even if Robert Pattison is in it (and who knows he might even display some decent chops working with a caliber director).
Love Cronenberg, whatever he does is always worth a look even if Robert Pattison is in it (and who knows he might even display some decent chops working with a caliber director).
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!