Departing from the somewhat cerebral and tamer films that have made him a critical darling in recent years, director David Cronenberg in his newest feature, Cosmopolis, finds him returning to the gloss and grit that typifies his signature series of visceral movies from the 1980s, such as Videodrome (1983), The Fly (1988), and Dead Ringers (1988). Adapting Don DeLillo’s novel (2002), Cronenberg’s film follows a millionaire youth, played by Robert Pattinson, looking for new exciting experiences in a wildly fantastical Manhattan. If the new international teaser trailer is any indication, Cosmopolis will be replete with classic Cronenbergian quirks and kinks. There’s even a monstrous rat!
I should probably mention that there are elements in this trailer that may be NSFW.