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‘Crimes of the Future’: ‘Surgery Is the New Sex’ in David Cronenberg’s New Body Horror Flick

Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, and Lea Seydoux star in The Fly filmmaker’s return to sci-fi genre after over 20 years

The Fly director David Cronenberg returns to his trademark body horror genre in the new trailer for Crimes of the Future, the filmmaker’s upcoming sci-fi film.

The movie — which will premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival later this month — stars longtime collaborator Viggo Mortensen alongside Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux, with Mortensen playing a celebrity performance artist who “publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances,” production house Neon said of the film.

Judging by the red-band trailer — watch with caution — Crimes of the Future seems tailor-made for fans of Cronenberg offerings like Crash (which turned car accidents into a fetish) and his sci-fi horror works like 1983’s Videodrome and 1999’s Existenz, the latter the director’s last foray into the genre before a two-decade stretch of more grounded but no-less-adventurous features.

“Surgery is the new sex,” Stewart’s character whispers in Mortensen’s ear midway through the trailer.

Following its Cannes premiere, Crimes of the Future — Cronenberg’s first film since 2014’s Maps to the Stars — arrives in theaters on June 3.


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