Cronenberg's back - and we can't wait! Scheduled for a September 30th release in both the UK and US (a limited US release begins a week earlier on 23rd), David Cronenberg's latest is adapted from the graphic novel (by John Wagner and Vince Locke) and stars old Aragorn himself, Viggo Mortensen as Tom Stall, a small-town family man who commits a brutal act of self-defense.
The New Line film received rave reviews after it was previewed at Cannes earlier this year, with most people claiming this to be one of Cronenberg's most commercial films, and one of his best (which, when you consider DC also directed Scanners, Videodrome and The Dead Zone, is no mean feat!)
Now the official website has gone live, including the trailer (great!), a clip from the movie of Tom's first meeting with Fogarty (Ed Harris), a synopsis, biographies of the cast and crew, and, best of all, an opportunity to ask Cronenberg a question that he will then answer on the site.
Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is living a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife Edie (Maria Bello) and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana, but one night their idyllic existence (not eXistenZ!) is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner.
Heralded as a hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight. Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to the normalcy of his ordinary life only to be confronted by a mysterious and threatening man (Ed Harris) who arrives in the town believing Tom is the man who has wronged him in the past...
"You should ask Tom... Why is he so good at killing people?"