Cronenberg and Pattinson Freak Out in Cosmopolis Teaser

Cosmopolis - Robert Pattinson

Cosmopolis posterDavid Cronenberg prioneered the “body horror” films in the 1970s and 1980s, and while A Dangerous Method was a brilliant character study, many have yearned for the return of the Cronenberg-style film we’ve not seen since 1999’s Existenz.

Similarly, Robert Pattinson has been very public about his desire to break away from the teen heartbreakers that his Twilight Saga¬†legacy could easily lock him into. For both camp, Cosmopolis seems to be the film they’ve been waiting for. Also, was that a giant rat? Beautiful.

Based on Don Delillo’s, the official synopsis is as follows: “Eric Packer risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day, a move that puts him in an assassin’s crosshairs as he moves from place to place in a limo in a study of capitalism that takes place in a slightly futuristic metropolis.

Cosmopolis is released in Australia in 30 August 2012 from Icon.