Aside from David Lynch’s non-existent film, David Cronenbergs The Crimes of the Future may be the film that the participants at the Cannes 2022 Film Festival are most excited to see. On Tuesday, distributor Neon Film showed the first full trailer for Cronenberg’s latest, which was preceded by a brief introduction from producer Robert Lantos and Cronenberg himself.
While the trailer itself was so authentically Cronenbergian that it almost felt like a parody – full of measured, bone-dry line deliveries, strange, talisman-like objects and a restless but infinitely exciting connection between sex, horror and technology –he and his producer made it happen in a way that should excite fans who have not seen this particular Cronenberg for a long time.
Lantos began by discussing how he and Cronenberg first met in 1975, while the filmmaker was promoting Is shakingand they continued to work together on Naked lunch and Crash. “The crimes of the futuree is our fourth collaboration, ”said Lantos. “Every single one of them has been a memorable roller coaster ride, and I can guarantee you this one will be no exception.”
“This is my first time in Vegas,” Cronenberg said as he stepped onto the podium. “I have to thank the amazing people at Neon for introducing me to Caesars Palace. And it seems like a fitting place to launch our attack on the world. “He said he first wrote the script for The Crimes of the Future more than 20 years ago. “Mr. Lantos on me and said, ‘Have you ever read the old manuscript that we did not actually manage to make? And I said,’ No, why should I? I’m sure it’s irrelevant now. And he said. , “no, it’s more relevant than ever.”
“Well, we’ll see,” Cronenberg said modestly before discussing its unique shooting locations in Greece. “I think I was very lucky to end up shooting the film in Athens. I had written it for Toronto 20 years ago and it was very exciting to have a production in an old city that was old but Toronto is not 3000 years old. So the structure of the city and the feeling of the Mediterranean and so on, we absorbed a lot in the film. “
Without further ado, Cronenberg set up the trailer and gave an ominous promise: “You are about to see the trailer for The crimes of the future“he said.” That’s very much what the film is. “