David Cronenberg to Begin Filming 'Crimes of the Future' This Summer
Published Apr 28, 2021Canadian director David Cronenberg has scheduled a 30-day shoot in Greece for his long-awaited next film project, Crimes of the Future. Sharing a name with his 1970 film/screenplay, the new movie is set to begin filming on August 2.
Few details about the forthcoming project have been made available, but a new report by IndieWire points out that the project will star frequent Cronenberg collaborator Viggo Mortensen, who hinted that the pair were working on a new project earlier this year. So far, no other actors have been identified in the cast.
"It's something he wrote a long time ago, and he never got it made," Mortensen told GQ in February. "Now he's refined it, and he wants to shoot it. Hopefully, it'll be this summer we'll be filming. I would say, without giving the story away, he's going maybe a little bit back to his origins."
Cronenberg's latest shares a title with his 1970 sci-fi film, which follows a dermatologist named Antoine Rouge who "disappears after a catastrophic disease is caused by cosmetic products." It's unclear if the director plans to directly translate his earlier work for his new film.
The project will reportedly shoot mainly in Athens, "including at the Iris cinema, Arcade of Anatolia, and harbour of Piraeus," according to IndieWire.
Crimes of the Future will mark Cronenberg's first feature since 2014's Maps to the Stars.