The Cronenberg legacy carries on.
Caitlin Cronenberg–daughter of body horror legend David Cronenberg (Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly)–has wrapped production on her directorial debut, Humane, according to a report on Deadline.
The feature–written and produced by Michael Sparaga (Servitude)–is described as an “environmental horror disaster film” set during a single day–some months after the collapse of the global environment.
Sparaga praised Cronenberg’s “keen eye to detail, her rich compositions and her ability to convey deep emotion. Making this her feature directorial debut is nothing less than a dream come true.”
In Humane, world leaders have taken “extreme measures to reduce the population. A wealthy retired newsman tells his grown children that he has volunteered to take part in one of these measures–a voluntary euthanasia program,” according to the synopsis.
However, when the plan goes awry, “chaos and tension among his children begin to reap unexpected consequences.”
The film’s cast includes Jay Baruchel (This is the End), Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie), Sebastian Chacon (Emergency), Alanna Bale (Cardinal) and Sirena Gulamgaus (Transplant).
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