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Adapting Stephen King's The Dead Zone: Checking The Status Of The Ice Under The 1983 David Cronenberg Movie

CinemaBlend participates in affiliate programs with various companies. We may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via links. As detailed in the essay “The Wheel of Fortune” by Bev Vincent, Stephen King experienced a touch of creative frustration in the mid-to-late-1970s. During that period he developed a number of ideas that had issues becoming fully formed, including two novels that he ultimately abandoned. One of the ideas he wouldn’t give up on, however, was about a child killer in a small town, and a teacher struck by a psychic vision. Begun in 1976, it was a project that he put aside multiple times, changing gears to work on other material, but he kept coming back to it. Depressed and a touch desperate, King completed his first draft of the book in 1979, and it was published later that same year.
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‘Slasher: Flesh & Blood’ starring David Cronenberg comes to Shudder

Slasher: Flesh & Blood is a new event series starring horror legend David Cronenberg that will be coming to horror streaming network Shudder. The series follows a wealthy, dysfunctional family that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up.

David Cronenberg stars in Shudder’s “SLASHER: FLESH & BLOOD”; details & premiere date

The new installment of the horrific series has a genre heavy hitter in its cast. Shudder has announced a debut date of Thursday, August 12 for the eight-episode SLASHER: FLESH & BLOOD; two episodes will premiere that day, followed by new ones each week, on the streaming service’s U.S., Australia and New Zealand platforms. Fright legend David Cronenberg stars, along with show regulars Paula Brancati, Jefferson Brown, Patrice Goodman, Sabrina Grdevich and Christopher Jacot in new roles, joined by newcomers Rachael Crawford, Jeananne Goosen, Sydney Meyer and Alex Ozerov. According to the official synopsis, the series, created by Aaron Martin, “follows a wealthy, dysfunctional family that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems and no one is safe as the tension–and body count–ratchets up.”

David Cronenberg is Going to Remake 70s Film “Crimes of the Future”

Looking back on the movie Crimes of the Future might actually make a person scratch their head and think ‘why?’ when it comes to remaking the movie since while David Cronenberg has been a celebrated director for a while, this story is one that in today’s world might actually be seen as more than a little troubling for its content, to begin with, but also for various reasons that might be derived from the content. People might need to watch the 1970s version or at least read the synopsis since the story is rather disturbing and it heads off in a direction that a lot of people might not want to follow since it does involve a child at some point and a few very intense and less than desirable scenes that some folks might not agree with. Of course, that kind of describes a lot of movies these days, but it does feel possible that this movie could go the extra mile when it comes to being uniquely disturbing. Quite a few things that deal with women and children these days is material that a lot of people would love to see taken down and announced as illicit or perhaps illegal, and I won’t even go into what’s considered harmful in a number of ways by a lot of folks and is usually laid at the feet of white, cis-gendered males. Let’s just say that the subject matter of Crimes of the Future is something that was able to be shown decades ago, and will no doubt be able to be shown today, but is bound to cause a bit of a stir with those that will pay attention without any doubt. It does depend on how Cronenberg will show the movie that makes a big difference, since the gap between implying something on-screen and actually showing it can affect how people react to the material in a big way.

Director David Cronenberg to Shoot Next Film in Greece with Actor Viggo Mortensen

LONDON, UK – Canadian director David Cronenberg is set to shoot his next film in Greece, Neon and Serendipity Point Films announced on April 29, Screen Daily (SD) reported. Crimes of the Future will stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart and “is based on Cronenberg’s first original screenplay since eXistenZ in 1999 and sees the Canadian auteur return to his familiar sci-fi stomping ground,” SD reported.

Crimes of the Future Reunites Viggo Mortensen and Director David Cronenberg

Teased by Lord of the Rings and Eastern Promises star Viggo Mortensen earlier this year, more details have now emerged regarding seminal director David Cronenberg's next cinematic venture, which will reportedly be titled Crimes of the Future. According to a new report, Cronenberg is looking to begin filming the project in Greece this summer with shooting taking place "over 30 days from August 2 to September 10, mostly around the capital, Athens, including at the Iris cinema, Arcade of Anatolia, and harbor of Piraeus."

David Cronenberg decamps to Athens to commit some Crimes of the Future

UPDATE (3 May 2021): A full cast has been announced for the film, including Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux (lining up yet another project with highly-regarded auteur, as she's soon to be seen in The French Dispatch. [. +. ]. , The Story of My Wife and France), Kristen Stewart (likewise,...

David Cronenberg returning with new “CRIMES OF THE FUTURE”…starring Viggo Mortensen?

The legendary filmmaker is back with a new feature—which harks back to one of his very first movies. IndieWire reports that David Cronenberg is set to shoot the science fiction film CRIMES OF THE FUTURE in Greece from August 2-September 10, largely in Athens. It’ll be his first film since 2014’s MAPS TO THE STARS. Though story details haven’t been revealed, it would seem this is an update of his hour-long 1970 CRIMES, which centers on the search for a mad dermatologist in the midst of a cosmetic plague that has killed the world’s sexually mature women. The new CRIMES would seem to be a secret project that actor Viggo Mortensen told GQ about earlier this year, that would reunite him with his EASTERN PROMISES director. “It’s something he wrote a long time ago, and he never got it made. Now he’s refined it, and he wants to shoot it. Hopefully, it’ll be this summer w’’ll be filming. I would say, without giving the story away, he’s going maybe a little bit back to his origins… It’s almost like a strange film noir story. It’s disturbing and it’s good, I think. But since his origins, he’s obviously developed in terms of technique and self-assurance as a director.”
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David Cronenberg is gearing up for his first new film in nearly a decade

A little more than a year ago, I had the good fortune to interview the Canadian master filmmaker David Cronenberg, then making the rounds in support of Disappearance at Clifton Hill, a little horror indie in which he plays a supporting role onscreen. One of the topics of discussion was the possibility of another directorial effort from the esteemed auteur, then six years out from his last release, 2014’s Maps to the Stars.

David Cronenberg to shoot sci-fi ‘Crimes Of The Future’ in Greece

David Cronenberg is set to shoot a sci-fi film with the working title Crimes Of The Future in Greece this summer. Cronenberg wrote and directed a 1970 film of the same name about the director of a dermatological clinic who goes searching for his mentor after a plague has killed off all women.

Crimes of the Future: David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen's Next Project Made Official

After a seven year hiatus that had many thinking he had retired, director David Cronenberg is back and he's pairing with Viggo Mortensen for a new project. It was announced back in February that the two would be working together again on a science fiction horror film that would see Cronenberg return to his earlier roots. It's now been made public that both he and Viggo Mortensen are traveling to Greece this summer to film a full length version of the 1970 featurette, Crimes of the Future. The original short film was about a future where all sexually mature woman are killed by a mysterious plague. It features a detective element as the central character seeks out his mentor who accidentally created the virus. It seems like a timely tale.