The boys over at Twitch landed the first ever image from Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral, a bizarre celebrity thriller that stars Caleb Landry Jones (Byzantium, X-Men: First Class, The Last Exorcism). The below image features Jones staring at something interesting growing in jars. Brandon is the son of legendary director David Cronenberg.
“‘Antiviral’ follows Syd March, an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion – for a price. Syd also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate.”
Now filming in Toronto, Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell, Douglas Smith, Matt Watts and James Cade also star. READ MORE
It was announced the other say that David Cronenberg’s son would be taking the helm on Antiviral, a bizarre celebrity thriller that would star Caleb Landry Jones (Byzantium, X-Men: First Class, The Last Exorcism).
THR reports that Brandon Cronenberg will be shooting in Toronto and Hamilton from November 7 to December 11, and also stars Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell, Douglas Smith, Matt Watts and James Cade.
The Canadian indie, written by Cronenberg, echoes his father’s more outrageous earlier sci-fi flicks by portraying an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans.
“The story revolves around a salesman (Jones) for a clinic that replicates celebrity diseases for public consumption. He becomes obsessed with a celebrity and injects himself with her disease, then must figure out how to cure it before time runs out.” READ MORE
Some news out of the AFM as we’ve learned that Danny Mays (The Adventures of Tin Tin), Bradley James and Sam Riley (Control, Brighten Rock) will join Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan and Caleb Landry Jones in Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, the thriller from the filmmakers behind Interview with the Vampire that’s about a pair of women who claim to be vampire siblings.
In addition, we’ve landed some AFM art and the first official plot details: “On the run for murder, two young “sisters” arrive penniless at an English seaside town. Clara is a fiercely modern woman who has her eyes on the future and no time for the past. Teenager Eleanor is shy and innocent. Yet they both hide the same secrets: they are really mother and daughter, and they are both … vampires!
Eleanor is exhausted by 200 years on the run and desperate to settle down. But little does she know that her mother has been protecting her all of the years from their own kind, “The Brotherhood”. To escape them, they must either blend in or continue running away. But just as they think they may have escaped, their past rapidly catches up with them.” READ MORE
Brandon Cronenberg, son of director David, is getting behind the camera for Rhombus Media’s thriller Antiviral, tapping Caleb Landry Jones (Byzantium, X-Men: First Class, The Last Exorcism) to star, reports Variety.
“Story revolves around a salesman (Jones) for a clinic that replicates celebrity diseases for public consumption. He becomes obsessed with a celebrity and injects himself with her disease, then must figure out how to cure it before time runs out.”
Lensing will begin this month in Toronto. Let’s hope the young Cronenberg’s mind is as potent as his father’s was in years past. READ MORE
Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class) has landed the male lead in Byzantium directed by Neil Jordan, reports Variety.
The pic currently stars Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton and is based on the Moira Buffini play.
“The story revolves around a mother and daughter who are vampires and arrive in a small British town revealing their secret to the town.” Jones plays a teenager dying of leukemia which in turns forces him to struggle with his mortality, causing Saorsie Ronan’s character to struggle with her own immortality.
Buffini also penned the script with Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley producing.