My little queer heart has been set alight this morning with the news that Kristen Stewart and Léa Seydoux will star alongside each other, and Viggo Mortensen in David Cronenberg's new sci-fi thriller, Crimes of the Future. Have you ever heard of such an immaculate quartet?
The prospect of Stewart and Seydoux starring alongside each other is certainly evoking a "can't even" kind of response to the film, which alleges a “deep dive into the not-so-distant future” that tells the story of a performance artist famed for growing new organs in his body.
Crimes of the Future follows the narrative of humanity learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings, according to a press release. “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.”
Either way, what is dubbed “Accelerated Evolution Syndrome” is spreading fast. 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." The release says.
“I have unfinished business with the future.” Cronenberg, who released a film back in 1970 with the exact same title says in the press release.
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Crimes of the Future is backed by Neon and will apparently begin filming in Greece in August. The release date is set for 2022, but there is no specific date or month thus far. Stay tuned!