David Cronenberg- the influential writer/director behind such classic films as Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, and Naked Lunch– is the recipient of this year’s lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival. Variety reports that Cronenberg alluded to an upcoming “long-form personal TV project” he’s working on during a panel at the festival about the future of cinema, but he refused to offer any specific on the source material for the series or the network he’s working with. He simply said he, “can’t talk about it yet.” Oddly enough, we reported back in late July that Deadline announced that the source material would be Cronenberg’s 2014 novel, Consumed, and the network he’s working with would be AMC. Why Cronenberg would be so tight-lipped about these details more than a month later makes the whole story more mysterious than, well, the plot of a David Cronenberg movie! Is the television project he alluded to at Venice Film Festival the Consumed project at AMC? Or are we about to be treated to two David Cronenberg television projects? Only time will tell!
Dave Erickson (Fear the Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy) will team “…with Lucifer executive producer Sheri Elwood to develop the novel as an hourlong drama series for AMC, where Erickson is under an overall deal. Erickson and Elwood will executive produce with Cronenberg, who also may direct. Cronenberg’s longtime collaborator Robert Lantos of Serendipity Point, which produced Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, will also executive produce.” read more
Cronenberg had a long career working alongside her husband, and they actually met on the set of his 1979 film Rabid.
Carolyn Cronenberg worked as an editor on Fast Company and the Brood and also directed Acts of Violence, a 2006 behind-the-scenes documentary about husband David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence.
The late Cronenberg is survived by her husband and three children, Brandon, Caitlin, and Cassandra (her step-daughter from David Cronenberg’s first marriage). read more
This week’s tiny selection of releases includes a Collector’s Edition of David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers.
You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.
Starring: Jack Gordon as Henry, Charlie Bewley as Leon, Obi Abili as Max, Jack Doolan as Terence, Mike Noble as Roy
Synopsis: The best man usually has a few tricks up his sleeve for the bachelor party, but in Bachelor Games, the groom has a deadly one of his own. Henry is getting married. So he rallies together his best man Leon, and his buddies Terence and Roy to head deep into the mountains of Argentina for an epic bachelor party trip. At their hotel in a remote village, they are surprised when Max, one of Henry’s oldest friends, shows up unexpectedly. The guys drink heavily and get down to the usual bachelor party business. Everyone seems to be having a good time, except for a few nasty outbursts from Max, who seems a bit unhinged. The next day, despite warnings from locals about a spirit protecting the mountain, the guys set off hiking. Shortly into the hike that nobody but Henry really wants to be on, tempers fray, old feuds reemerge, and Terence storms off. When the guys find his bloody shirt, they fear the worst. What actually happens is more terrifying than anyone — even Henry —could have imagined. read more