Trailer and clip online for Cronenberg's A History of Violence
27th May 05
From the moment that head exploded in spectacular fashion in Scanners we knew that David Cronenberg was a genre director par excellence, and he has rarely disappointed us since. From the hand gun and vaginal stomch in Videodrome through to the gaming pods that plug into the base of the spine in eXistenZ, DC has always been there, pushing the boundaries, asking the questions, and making movies that make us think about the wild at heart and weird on top world in which we live (ok, so that's a David Lynch quote, but hey..)
Now finally the trailer has appeared online for Cronenberg's latest film, A History of Violence, and you can go and see it (as well as a short clip from the film) here - www.apple.com/.
The film was recently well received at its first screening in Cannes, and word is extremely positive in this surprisingly conventional film from the master of body horror. The trailer certainly makes this film look very interesting, so who knows, maybe this could be Cronenberg's breakthrough into the (semi)mainstream.
Based on a graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, History is apparently similar in feel to another recent graphic novel adaptation - Road to Perdition.
Set in a small Amercian town of Millbrook, Indiana (pop. 3,246), the film stars Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris and William Hurt and is due for a release in the US and the UK on September 30th this year.