David Cronenberg is set to make a new movie. The acclaimed Canadian director will shoot a sci-fi film titled Crimes of the Future in Greece later this year.
As reported by Deadline, Crimes of the Future will reunite Cronenberg with Viggo Mortensen, who starred in the director’s movies A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and A Dangerous Method. The impressive supporting cast includes Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Underwater), Léa Seydoux (No Time To Die), and Scott Speedman (Underworld: Evolution).
This is actually the second time Cronenberg has used the title Crimes of the Future, having made an early experimental film with that name back in 1970. The new movie is unconnected to that earlier film in terms of its story however.
Deadline has revealed some of the new movie’s plot, and it sounds like a typically weird mix of sci-fi and body horror. It’s a futuristic film in which evolution has moved “humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, altering their biological makeup,” A performance artist named Saul Tenser 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.”
Cronenberg’s long career in horror and sci-fi includes classics such as The Fly, Scanners, Videodrome, and The Dead Zone. Crimes of the Future will be his first movie since 2014’s Map to the Stars. Most recently, Cronenberg appeared in Star Trek Discovery Season 3, playing the mysterious Kovich, and it’s been confirmed he will return for Season 4.