Let’s look at the different career paths of the two major male stars from Twilight. Taylor Lautner is doing what seems to be boilerplate action/tentpole stuff: Abduction and possibly Stretch bloody Armstrong. Robert Pattinson, meanwhile, is going a little more high-minded, co-starring with Cristoph Waltz in Water For Elephants and now taking over for Colin Farrell in David Cronenberg‘s adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis. I know which actor I can respect more, without question. But what does this mean for the dedicated David Cronenberg fan? Read More »

What’s better than having one new David Cronenberg film to look forward to? (The Dangerous Method, now in post-production.) How about another David Cronenberg film that seems to be coming together fast?

We’ve known that the director had lined up Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard for an adaptation of Don DeLillo‘s novel Cosmopolis. Now he reportedly has Paul Giamatti in talks to appear, as well. Read More »

In July we saw the first photos of Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender in makeup and costume as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung for David Cronenberg‘s new film A Dangerous Method. Turns out that during the same period some TV press was also allowed onto the set, and we’ve got a pair of short video reports after the break. Read More »


A few days back it was announced at Cannes that David Cronenberg has cast Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard for his upcoming adaptation of Cosmopolis. While making my morning rounds at the Cannes Film Festival this morning, I came across an early promo teaser poster for Cronenberg’s film. See the full art, after the jump.

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Last summer as Comic Con was in full swing, David Cronenberg announced that he’d direct an adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis. At the time he’d been trying to get The Matarese Circle made at MGM with Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington. But Cruise bailed and Matarese was left belly up.

Cosmopolis got put off a while, however, when financing came through for A Dangerous Method, Cronenberg’s adaptation of The Talking Cure, a play about Freud and Jung. But Cosmopolis is still kicking, and it now has Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard attached to play the lead couple. Read More »

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Remake of The Fly to Be Directed By… David Cronenberg


Note: With The Matarese Circle, once a potential vehicle for Tom Cruise, seemingly on the back burner, might this be David Cronenberg’s next film? The director also has the previously announced Don DeLillo adaptation and “limo drama,” Cosmopolis, in development.

Predictable news this evening with a double-take twist. David Cronenberg is said to be developing a remake of his 1986 sci-fi horror classic The Fly as a potential vehicle for him to write and direct. Risky Business reports that technological leaps are the main factor in Cronenberg’s decision to remake the material, which is a common excuse—what, no 3D catch?—but in this case, justifiable. Cronenberg’s The Fly was itself a heightened and gory creature feature remake of the 1958 film of the same name starring Vincent Price. Last year, Cronenberg was involved in anĀ opera production of the film for the stage with Fly composer Howard Shore. Common sense says the opera was the decision’s spark.

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I like this! I think. THR reported over the weekend (sorry, we were knee-deep in Comic Con) that David Cronenberg had signed to direct a film adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis. The trade story lacks a few really key details, like the name of the screenwriter. Cronenberg often scripts his own material, or at least does a script pass on another screenwriter’s draft; I’m curious to know who’s writing this one. Hit the jump for details on the novel and some thoughts on the project.

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