Viggo Mortensen’s New Movie Should See Audiences Release From Theaters Early


An upcoming film from acclaimed director David Cronenberg and actor Viggo Mortensen is expected to see some mid-film walkouts from moviegoers.

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A new film from frequent collaborators David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen may not be able to hold some viewers.

Variety’s film festival predictions reveal Cronenberg’s Future Crimes is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The film is described as a sci-fi thriller “set in the not-too-distant future where humans have evolved beyond their natural state.” Insiders reportedly called it the director’s “most controversial and sultry film” and “expect releases in the final quarter of the film.”

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Future Crimes sees Cronenberg’s work on the big screen for the first time since 2014 Maps to the stars. It also marks the director’s first collaboration with Mortensen in over 10 years. The two worked together on several films in the 2000s and 2010s, including A history of violence, Eastern promises and A dangerous method.

Cronenberg is no stranger to making shocking material for some viewers. The first works of the director – like those of 1975 Thrill and 1986 Fly – helped establish the body horror genre and explored the visceral elements of body transformation, infection, and technology through a science fiction lens. His 1997 film Accident reportedly led to “boos and walkouts” at the same film festival where Future Crimes is about to debut. Cronenberg recalled at the time, “There was a woman in the audience who kept saying, ‘Oh my God.'”

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We don’t know much about Future Crimesplot, but Mortensen said in 2021, “…Without giving away the story, [Cronenberg]may be going back to its origins a bit.” Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman, Welket Bungué and Don McKellar star alongside Mortensen in the next film.

Future Crimes doesn’t yet have a wide release date, but lucky moviegoers will be able to see it at the Cannes Film Festival from May 17-28 in France. Mortensen fans can catch the next actor in the survival drama Thirteen Lives alongside Colin Farrell and Joel Edgerton. Directed by Ron Howard, the film hits theaters on November 18.

Source: Variety

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