NEON Releases First Teaser For Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR Starring Andrea Riseborough, Sean Bean And Jennifer Jason Leigh
From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, POSSESSOR is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
Here’s a first look at the sci-fi, horror film starring Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Cronenberg is a writer and director from Toronto, Canada. His debut feature ANTIVIRAL premiered in official selection at Cannes, and went on to win a number of awards including Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, Best New Director at Sitges, and the Golden Hugo for the After Dark Section of the Chicago International Film Festival.
The director says the idea for his latest movie came from a personal place: “It was a time when things were changing in my life very quickly and I was waking up feeling this sense of absence of familiarity – like I had to scramble to form some kind of identity that made sense in that context,” explains Cronenberg. “I don’t think that’s an uncommon thing to varying degrees. I think a lot of people have those moments where either they feel like they need to play a character to present themselves or something shifts in their lives. So, on a personal and philosophical level, I thought that idea was interesting. I wanted to explore that in a sci-fi way.”
The score is from composer Jim Williams. His musci can be heard in such films as Ben Wheatley’s KILL LIST and A FIELD IN ENGLAND, as well as Julia Ducournau’s highly acclaimed RAW.
POSSESSOR is coming soon.