June 28, 2007

Cronenberg's "Eastern Promises" Trailer In HD

The cinema of David Cronenberg has always fascinated me. There is a boldness and a wholly anomalous sensibility to his films that continues to strike a chord with me. The trailer for his latest film, Eastern Promises, has just recently been released, and again, I am fascinated.

According to IMDb, the film "follows the mysterious and ruthless Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen), who is tied to one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existence is jarred when he crosses paths with Anna (Naomi Watts), an innocent midwife trying to right a wrong, who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family. Now Nikolai must put into motion a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution."

From the looks of it, Cronenberg has once again abandoned the overt, visceral surrealism of his earlier forays into "body horror" in favor of a more psychological, realistic approach. This, along with the return of Mortensen, lends to the feeling that Eastern Promises will be an interesting companion piece to A History of Violence.

High Definition Trailer @ Yahoo! (Quicktime)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the trailer looks awesome and naomi watts, who seems to have more screentime there, looks really fantastic!