Cosmopolis teaser trailer
The trailer for the new film from David Cronenberg called Cosmopolis looks pretty insane to be honest, but at the same time it's exciting, and not just for us. For one thing it's going to get Robert Pattinson out of the shadow of the humdrum romantic middle of the road, watered down, standard path rubbish he's been appearing in and offer him the chance to do something dramatic, something risky.
Of course the fact that the audience are getting to see the Don DeLillo novel adapted and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Durand, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel and Robert Pattinson is another weighty punch of excitement too.
This could be a great move for Robert Pattinson and allow him to be seen for something more than he has been labelled with so far. He's clearly been pidgeon-holed after the Twilight films and there's a split in the belief of his acting ability, but it's fair to say that Cosmopolis is the film that's going to allow him to start to break free of all that and offer us a performance that will eclipse watering elephants, period seduction and neutered vampires.
The teaser trailer for Cosmopolis is offering a mix of David Cronenberg worlds. While most of it feels like his current crop of films - Eastern Promises (Filmstalker review), A History of Violence - there's a latter section that suddenly has me thinking back to eXistenZ and Naked Lunch, yes I am talking about the giant rat scene.
I think what we'll find is that the man at the centre of our story is probably taking drugs of some description and having hallucinations, but you never know with Cronenberg. I do hope this is the case though as I'd hate to see him turn away from the Cronenberg that has been producing undoubtedly the best films of his career.
Cosmopolis is the adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel (Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com) which follows a self-made millionaire on his travel through New York heading for a haircut, a journey that lets him witness the murder of financiers, a rapper's funeral, a violent anti-globalisation protest, and more, and as his journey continues so the events around him become more dangerous.
It will be interesting to see how the film compares to the plot of the novel, especially after you've seen this rather packed teaser trailer through TrailerAddict: