Photo by Nobuhiro Hosoki
Fans of director David Cronenberg can celebrate the good news that this next project is officially off the ground. Screen Daily reports that Cronenberg is going to Greece for a thirty-day shoot set to take place between August and September to film Crimes of the Future. This marks Cronenberg’s first film since Maps to the Stars, which won star Julianne Moore the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
Producer Robert Lantos shared his excitement: “I am looking forward to returning to Greece to shoot another film with Argonauts. It has been 14 years since we shot Fugitive Pieces in Athens, Hydra and Mitilini, an experience of which I have fond and positive souvenirs. Athens is the perfect setting for Crimes Of The Future, as it is bespoke tailoring for David Cronenberg’s unique vision of a future which intermingles with the past.” This is one of several projects slated to film in Greece, including Disney Plus’ Greek Freak, the sequel to Knives Out, season three of Jack Ryan, and the long-awaited My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.
Canadian director Cronenberg has an eclectic resume, which includes The Fly, Naked Lunch, and Cosmopolis. For Crimes of the Future, Cronenberg is again working with actor Viggo Mortensen after A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and A Dangerous Method. Mortensen is the one who first discussed this project back in February while promoting his own directorial debut, Falling, when he described it as a “strange film noir story,” one that he called “disturbing and good” and suggested might take him “back to his origins.”
This upcoming film bears the same title as Cronenberg’s second-ever feature, which was released in 1970 and is available in full on YouTube. There is no word yet on whether this film will serve as a remake, sequel, or completely original story. The 1970 version featured a dermatologist looking for his mentor when all women in the world are killed off by a plague.