The official trailer for legendary director David Cronenberg‘s latest film, ‘Crimes of the Future,’ has debuted. Written and directed by Cronenberg, the film stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart. Additional cast for the highly anticpated film includes Scott Speedman, Welket Bungué, Don McKellar, Lihi Kornowski, Tanaya Beatty, Nadia Litz, Yorgos Karamichos, and Yorgos Pirpassopoulos.
‘Crimes of the Future’ is slated to theaters in NY & LA on June 3rd via NEON before expanding wide on June 10th.
Official Synopsis: As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner, Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), a celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
“CRIMES OF THE FUTURE is a meditation on human evolution.
Specifically – the ways in which we have had to take control of the process because we have created such powerful environments that did not exist previously.
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE is an evolution of things I have done before. Fans will see key references to other scenes and moments from my other films. That’s a continuity of my understanding of technology as connected to the human body.
Technology is always an extension of the human body, even when it seems to be very mechanical and non-human. A fist becomes enhanced by a club or a stone that you throw – but ultimately, that club or stone is an extension of some potency that the human body already has.
At this critical junction in human history, one wonders – can the human body evolve to solve problems we have created? Can the human body evolve a process to digest plastics and artificial materials not only as part of a solution to the climate crisis, but also, to grow, thrive, and survive?” — David Cronenberg
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