Thursday, March 22, 2012

Movie Trailer: Cosmopolis

Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis
After the general disappointment from fans and critics, alike, over A Dangerous Method (which I admittedly still haven't seen), it would appear that David Cronenberg is returning to darker, dystopian material more reminiscent of his earlier work in eXistenZ and The Fly.

Darker, creepier Cronenberg is when he's at his best.

So, when the teaser trailer for his upcoming Don DeLillo adaptation of Cosmopolis popped up on my Twitter feed I just had to click. It was really early -- first thing in the morning -- and as my Twitter pal Susan responded: My initial reaction is that it's too early in the morning for Cronenberg. Too early for Cronenberg's bizarre creations, sure -- but awesome nonetheless.

I'm not going to lie, my mind was kind of blown. There are teaser trailers and then there are TEASER TRAILERS! In just 34 seconds -- the entire length of the clip -- Cosmopolis became one of my most anticipated films of 2012.

The premise: It follows a day in the life of a young billionaire (Robert Pattinson) who wanders through Manhattan to get his hair cut (!!). What follows is a 24-hour nightmare involving sex, guns and what appear to be giant rats roaming the streets. Count me in.

The rest of the cast includes Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche and Canuck actors Jay Baruchel and Kevin Durand.

Check out the trailer HERE. Thoughts?

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