VERTIGO RELEASING ACQUIRES THE UK & IRISH RIGHTS TO DAVID CRONENBERG’S CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, STARRING VIGGO MORTENSEN, LÉA SEYDOUX & KRISTEN STEWART.
Vertigo Releasing has announced the acquisition of CRIMES OF THE FUTURE for the UK and Ireland in partnership with Rocket Science. CRIMES OF THE FUTURE is written and directed by one of the world’s greatest and most influential directors – David Cronenberg (Crash, The Fly, Dead Ringers). Produced by Robert Lantos, the film stars Academy Award® Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Viggo Mortensen (Green Book, Captain Fantastic, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy), Palme d’Or Winner and BAFTA Rising Star Award nominee Léa Seydoux (No Time To Die, Spectre, The French Dispatch), and Academy Award® Nominee for Best Actress Kristen Stewart (Spencer, The Twilight Saga, Clouds of Sils Maria).
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE explores the human species adapting to a synthetic environment where the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), celebrity performance artist Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
Vertigo Releasing acquired the rights from Rocket Science, who are handling international sales. Vertigo’s Edward Caffrey, and Claire Taylor of Rocket Science negotiated the deals. Vertigo plans to release CRIMES OF THE FUTURE widely in cinemas 9th September 2022.
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE is a Robert Lantos production through his Serendipity Point Films, in association with Argonauts Productions S.A., Ingenious Media, Coficine, Telefilm Canada, and Rocket Science, with participation of EKOME, The Greek Film Center, Ontario Creates, Crave, CBC Films, and ERT. CRIMES OF THE FUTURE is a Canada-Hellenic Republic Co-Production and was filmed on location in Athens, Greece. It will be distributed in the UK and Ireland by Vertigo Releasing and was distributed by NEON in the U.S. Rocket Science is handling the international sales.
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE WILL BE RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS 9 SEPTEMBER 2022