Infinity Pool: Brandon Cronenberg to appeal NC-17 rating of sci-fi thriller starring Alexander Skarsgard & Mia Goth

Over a year has gone by since we heard that Alexander Skarsgard (Godzilla vs. Kong) would be starring in Infinity Pool, a new sci-fi thriller from director Brandon Cronenberg, the son of the legendary David Cronenberg. Infinity Pool, which also stars Mia Goth – who Ti West is working on turning into a genre icon with his X, Pearl, and MaXXXine trilogy – has since made its way through production, and was recently screened for the ratings board at the Motion Picture Association. And that screening didn’t go the way Cronenberg and distributor NEON were hoping it would. The ratings board has slapped Infinity Pool with an NC-17 rating for “some graphic violence and sexual content”.

The ratings announcement on comes with the note that the makers of Infinity Pool intend to appeal to the Classification and Rating Administration appeals board in an attempt to get the NC-17 turned into an R.

Cronenberg wrote the screenplay for Infinity Pool, as he did for his two previous feature films, Possessor and Antiviral. This time, he’s telling the following story: 

James and Em are young, rich, in love, and on vacation. Their all-inclusive resort boasts island tours and gleaming beaches. But outside of the hotel gates waits something much more dangerous and seductive, beyond the edge of paradise.

Financing for the film came from NEON, Topic Studios, Telefilm Canada, and the Croatian Film Fund. Film Forge’s Karen Harnisch and Andrew Cividino, Elevation Pictures’ Noah Segal and Christina Piovesan, and Rob Cotterill are the producers, with Daniel Kresmery and Jonathan Halperyn co-producing for Hero Squared and Anita Juka doing the same for 4 Film. Skarsgard serves as executive producer alongside NEON’s Tom Quinn, Jeff Deutchman, and Emily Thomas, Topic Studios’ Michael Bloom, Maria Zuckerman, and Ryan Heller, and Celluloid Dreams’ Hengameh Panahi and Charlotte Mickie.

NEON will be releasing Infinity Pool in the United States, while Elevation Pictures is the Canadian distributor.

Are you looking forward to Infinity Pool, and were you a fan of Cronenberg’s previous films? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Source: Film Ratings

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