Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen to Star in David Cronenberg’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Crimes of the Future’

Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen to Star in David Cronenberg’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Crimes of the Future’
Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen will star in David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future, the story of a popular performance artist whose schtick involves growing new organs in his body.

The sci-fi thriller sounds extremely Cronenberg-ian. According to Deadline, which broke the news, the film is set in a distant future where humans have evolved beyond their “natural state and into a metamorphosis, altering their biological makeup.” In this setting, a performance artist named Saul Tenser embraces Accelerated Evolution Syndrome, sprouting new and unexpected organs in his body. Removing those organs becomes a new kind of theater, one that earns a following, as well as the attention of the government. So that should be an opportunity for a great deal of bloodletting from a director who knows his way around on-screen gore (just look at previous works such as “Dead Ringers” or “Videodrome” to remember that Cronenberg’s oeuvre
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