Metric To Team With Howard Shore To Score David Cronenberg’s Robert Pattinson-Starring ‘Cosmopolis’ > The Playlist
The Emily Haines-led group, no strangers to the film world having lent the song “Black Sheep” to the fictional band The Clash At Demonhead for last year’s “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” have announced via their official site that they’ll be forming a dream team with Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” composer Howard Shore, to score David Cronenberg‘s latest film, the Don DeLillo adaptation “Cosmopolis.”
The band write in a blog post: “We just confirmed we will be working with our favorite film composer Howard Shore on the score for a new David Cronenberg movie starring Robert Pattinson, minus the vampires! It’s an adaptation of the book ‘Cosmopolis’ by Don DeLillo, and the themes are right in tune with the overall mood of the world at the moment. In ‘Cosmopolis,’ the rat has become a unit of currency!” They previously collaborated with Shore for the theme tune for last year’s “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” a track entitled “Eclipse [All Yours]” (listen below).
Exclusive: David Cronenberg Says That Fox Has Passed On His Script For 'The Fly' Sequel | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | indieWIRE
The helmer says that the studio wasn't so keen on his new take, telling us, "I wrote a script and at the moment Fox is not wanting to do the project."Among the projects on his plate is another sequel, albeit to a more recent film, his 2007 crime thriller "Eastern Promises," which starred frequent collaborator Viggo Mortensen as a Russian criminal in London. A follow-up to that film, by original writer Steven Knight, has been in the works for a while, and Cronenberg confirmed to us that it's looking like a significantly better proposition than "The Fly."'Eastern Promises 2' might happen," the director said. "There is a script that we all like, including Viggo, and Focus is interested."
Review: Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method' An Insightful Look At Sexuality & The Mind | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | indieWIRE
Still, if the take-off and landing are a bit bumpy, most of "A Dangerous Method" is fearsomely smart; a grown-up film that doesn't forget to move you even as it fires up the synapses. Mortensen caps off a trilogy of perfect performances for Cronenberg (and is the film's best bet for award nods, we imagine), the other leads hold their own, at least after that awkward first reel, and it examines the creative and destructive elements of sexuality in a way that very few filmmakers would dare. While we hope that Cronenberg will kick off and move a little more loosely the next time out, we're glad he decided Hampton's play was worth the effort. [B]