Hey David Cronenberg, is that a giant rat creature in your trailer or are you just happy to see us? Because we're sure as hell glad to see the first trailer for Cosmopolis, Cronenberg's adaptation of Don DeLillo's 2003 novel. In this film, Robert Pattinson tries to get a haircut while a semi-futuristic Manhattan (and some assassins) close in on him. Here's the 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.
Cosmopolis will be out in France May 23. The film will hit Anglophone shores later in 2012.