Although director David Cronenberg is able to inhabit a number of artistic modes as a storyteller, his deft mastery of body horrors as Neon’s next film Future Crimes is what he will always be known for, and with good reason. As hard as it was to believe some of the early buzz about Future Crimes Being a controversial feature that will polarize audiences, the film’s first trailer and some new details suggest the hype might be warranted.
Future Crimes tells the story of Caprice (Léa Seydoux) and her companion Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), a performance artist who has become known for his avant-garde projects like his latest: a showcase of his organs in full metamorphosis . While Caprice and Saul’s future is where humanity has grown accustomed to body modification, his art brings him to the attention of National Organ Registry investigator Timlin (Kristen Stewart), as does Saul. becomes the target of a cult-like group.
Future Crimes will debut in Cannes before being released in the United States in June.