Cosmopolis NSFW teaser trailer – I have no idea what this is about, but I really want to see it.

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Talk about breaking out of your mold. If the only mental images you have of Robert Pattinson is either the tragic Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter or the emo vampire Edward from Twilight, then you’re about to have a rude awakening.

Based on this very NSFW teaser trailer for director David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, it looks like Mr Patterson is on a mission to distance himself from the tweener crowd. It’s only 30 seconds long, but features everything from people shooting themselves to Robert Pattison peeing in a limo to giant rats in the streets of Manhattan. Oh and lots and lots of sex.

In other words, vintage Cronenberg craziness.

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Don DeLilo which follows multi-millionaire Eric Packer (Pattinson) over a 24 hour period in Manhattan, as he just goes looking for a haircut. Along the way he encounters violence, sex and even assassins. Sounds like when I used to walk to the barber in Elsies River as a kid.

With the exception of just a few films (Sorry, Crash, you can call me crazy, but I draw the line when people are having sex with each other’s leg wounds), I’ve loved pretty much everything that David Cronenberg has done. And while his recent offerings (A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises, A History of Violence) have all been incredible films, they’ve lacked that fever-dreamed mania that made Cronenberg famous. This certainly seems to be a return to those manic roots.

There is no release date yet for Cosmopolis.

Last Updated: March 22, 2012

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