Last month, we gave you a peek at the red-band teaser for David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel, Cosmopolis. Featuring as it did a delirious amount of sex, gunplay, Tyrannosaur-sized rats, and shocking violence, it was a dizzying tease into the cinematic version of DeLillo’s cold and darkly humorous world. Now we have a full trailer to expand upon the themes of the teaser, and to give us a plot sketch—a billionaire traverses NYC in a high-tech limo, going through, riots, women, violence and assassination attempts, all to get his haircut.
The film, which is slated to run during the Cannes Film Festival, has a French release date of May 23rd, with no United States release date yet in sight. It looks to be worth the wait, however—combining the chilly fission of DeLillo’s postmodernism with the controlled chaos of Cronenberg’s earlier works (which seem to be on full display here) seems like a win-win situation for everyone involved. And hey, playing a disaffected, poisoned-by-society did wonders for Christian Bale; perhaps, after Cosmopolis, we’ll no longer think of Robert Pattinson as a member of the sparkly undead.
Cosmopolis co-stars Sarah Gadon, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Almaric, and Jay Baruchel.
What do you think of the trailer?