The previously-released teaser trailer for director David Cronenberg’s bizarre mind trip “Cosmopolis” showed viewers a side of “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson they’re probably not used to. The film, which also stars Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Sarah Gadon, and Juliette Binoche, looks like the sort of motion picture Cronenberg used to make, you know, before he started boring everyone with “A Dangerous Method”. No offense to those of you out there who actually enjoyed the film, but I couldn’t even make it all the way through. Gradually putting your audience to sleep is never good a thing. In my opinion, anyway.
The full trailer gives us a much longer look at Cronenberg’s dystopian nightmare, a world full of creeps, sexy ladies, oversized lizards, and Robert Pattinson, the latter of whom desperately wants a haircut. I’m not sure why, exactly, he keeps talking about it, but getting a tidy and proper trim must be extremely important to the guy.
In order to help you understand what’s happening in the trailer you see embedded below, it might be a good idea to have a look at this synopsis:
New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father’s old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan’s exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric’s bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city’s streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.
If you’re not the sort of individual who enjoys a good cerebral motion picture that contains sex, violence, and a host of bizarro imagery, then you might want to sit this one out. Because, you know, things look a little freaky. Although a proper release date has not been set as of this writing, “Cosmopolis” is expect to arrive sometime this year. The trailer, as well as some amusing Twitter reactions, reside in the space below.
Just saw the trailer for Cosmopolis. Happy to see David Cronenberg going back to his roots. Looks like some good Techno-Sleaze
And now loads of ppl are saying that they’re starting to like Rob because of Cosmopolis…Finally they’re opening their eyes!
how did i continue to breathe after watching the cosmopolis trailers…