Many of us are patiently (or impatiently) awaiting the Robert Pattinson/David Cronenberg mash-up Cosmopolis and we’ve got about a month to of before it releases in the U.S. A while back we saw a pretty exciting trailer and this week the studios have released another. Some of the scenes are similar but we get a closer look into the plot and into the mind of Pattinson’s character this time around. Checkie out inside!
Cosmopolis: Second Trailer
And here’s a synopsis from the film’s official website:
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.
Cronenberg revisits subjects that fascinate him: how the organic and the psychological are inextricably intertwined, society’s anxieties and phobias, and letting repressed impulses and paranoia run wild. COSMOPOLIS is a culmination of his masterpieces that addresses the alarming global financial crisis of today’s world.
It is a hauntingly prophetic fable that turns the future into history and suggests that the archaic might be our eerie future.
Ahhh! It sounds so good! It looks so good! But will it be as good as it is in my head right now?! I have no idea. So far, it seems to be getting mixed reviews, but nothing will stop me from strolling into theaters on or around August 17th in hopes of getting my life changed :)
WHat do you guys think? Is the second trailer doin it for ya?0