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‘Crimes of the Future’: Filming Begins on David Cronenberg’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Project

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'Crimes of the Future': Filming Begins on David Cronenberg's Upcoming Sci-Fi Project

Deadline reports today that David Cronenberg‘s upcoming sci-fi film Crimes of the Future, which stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman, Tanaya Beatty, Nadia Litz, Yorgos Karamichos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Welket Bungue, Don McKellar, and Lihi Kornowski, is currently filming in Athens, Greece. The project is said to bring Cronenberg “back to his origins” and feature the “body horror type stuff” that he is known for in the genre.

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The site notes: Crimes of the Future will take a deep dive into the not-so-distant future where humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. The evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, altering their biological makeup. While some embrace the limitless potential of ‘transhumanism’, others attempt to police it. Either way, “Accelerated Evolution Syndrome”, is spreading fast.

Mortensen, who worked with Cronenberg on A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and A Dangerous Method, had the following things to say about the legendary director:

As we begin filming Crimes Of The Future, just two days into this new adventure with David Cronenberg, it feels like we’ve entered a story he collaborated on with Samuel Beckett and William Burroughs, if that were possible. We are being pulled into a world that is not quite like this or any other, and yet is one that feels strangely familiar, immediate and quite credible. I can’t wait to see where we end up.

Panos Papahadzis is producer for Athens-based Argonauts Productions and Steve Solomos is co-producer. Joe Iacono, Thorsten Schumacher, Peter Touche, Christelle Conan, Aida Tannyan, Victor Loewy, and Victor Hadida are on board as executive producers. Bonnie Do and Laura Lanktree are associate producers.

The film will be distributed worldwide by distributors including Neon (USA), MK2|Mile End (Canada), Metropolitan (France), Weltkino (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), The Searchers (Benelux), Argonauts Productions (Greece), Front Row (Middle East), Capella (CIS/ the Baltic States), and Moviecloud (Taiwan).

Rocket Science is handling international distribution sales.

More on David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future as we learn it.

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