David Cronenberg is back! Here's the first teaser trailer for his new crazy looking film, Cosmospolis, with Robert Pattinson and a giant freakin' rat! When the project was first announced, I wasn't really sure what to expect from this film, but it definitely fits perfectly with the insane mind of the filmmaker. It's exactly what I would expect from him. The film is an adaptation of Don DeLillo's 2003 novel. The story revolves around Pattinson's character, who tries to get a haircut in a semi-futuristic Manhattan while some assassins and a giant rat close in on him. The movie looks like it will be quite entertaining, especially if you're a fan of Cronenberg's older films such as Scanners, Dead Ringers, The Fly, Videodrome, and The Brood.
Here's the Synopsis:
New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father's old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan's exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric's bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city's streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.
Watch the trailer below, and let us know what you think about Cronenberg's new film!