Ok, you can pretty much stow any and all worries you may have had about Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis. This very much looks to be something of a return to an earlier tone from Cronenberg. Consider my skepticism erased.

via: Your good pals at Twitch

6 Responses to “David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” starring Robert Pattinson gets a Euro-teaser”

  1. Hm, my skepticism has actually turned +1 or so. Obviously, with a mere 30 second teaser it’s hard to say anything conclusive, but it has the look and feel of a Bret Easton Ellis movie, less than the pedigree it has here. Granted, that’s probably more to do with the contemporary NYC setting of DeLillo’s book, the flashy party tone of the trailer, and the young cast (Pattinson seems as though he missed his calling to be in an Ellis movie). We’ll see how it pans out.

  2. You’re so skilled at reducing something to its lowest/dumbest common denominator, you should get a job in studio marketing.

  3. So “Bret Easton Ellis movie” is lowest common denominator? I’d have thought that’d be more like “Twelve”, the Shumacher movie from the Ellis wannabe kid. Granted, with the exception of “American Psycho”, all of the Ellis book-to-movie translations have been uniformally horrid, but they’re probably more watchable than that thing.

    Anyway, as I said. I hope that my misgivings are just finding commonalities with the New York stuff. It’s Cronenberg + DeLillo, so I’m hopeful. As for the prospect of being a studio marketer– you wouldn’t happen to know if anyone’s hiring, would you?

  4. After John Carter, I bet you could get a job at Disney.

  5. Good luck getting Andrew Stanton to listen to you, though.

  6. I had a mixed reaction to American Psycho as a movie but I really enjoyed The Rules of Attraction.

    It’s too early to say but Cronenberg has never disappointed me. I can certainly see a BEE flavor to the trailer but the neon-light throbbing titles also reminded me of Enter the Void.

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