Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen, alongside Lea Seydoux, have been tapped in star David Cronenberg’s first feature in 7 years ‘Crimes of the Future.’
Having directed a film with the same name back in 1970, Cronenberg’s latest project will take a deep dive into the not-so-distant future where humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This 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.
Saul Tenser is a beloved performance artist who has embraced Accelerated Evolution Syndrome, sprouting new and unexpected organs in his body. Along with his partner Caprice, Tenser has turned the removal of these organs into a spectacle for his loyal followers to marvel at in real-time theatre. But with both the government and a strange subculture taking note, Tenser is forced to consider what would be his most shocking performance of all.
Cronenberg said; “I have unfinished business with the future”.
Scott Speedman, Welket Bungué, Don McKellar and Lihi Kornowski will also star. Robert Lantos will produce via his Serendipity Point Films.
Production is due to commence in Greece from August.