David 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.