For those of you who have been missing the David Cronenberg of yore – the kinky philosopher with a camera who brought the world The Brood, Videodrome, and Crash – the first teaser for Cosmopolis is here and it’s infused with flashes of physical taboos. I’ve enjoyed the hell out of Cronenberg’s output since he went “soft” with Eastern Promises up through last year’s A Dangerous Method, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t eager for some more body-horror-kink.
Eric Packer risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day, a move that puts him in an assassin’s crosshairs as he moves from place to place in a limo in a study of capitalism that takes place in a slightly futuristic metropolis.
Rest easy anyone who was sweating the casting of Robert Pattison – he seems to fit right in to this mad world. You gotta admit, the kid knows how to brood.