Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux reunite with Canadian director David Cronenberg to take on a sci-fi thriller about connecting with the dead. The Shrouds will begin filming in 2023.
Ready for more bizarre science fiction from the mastermind David Cronenberg?
Good, because the Canadian filmmaker’s not planning to rest. After Crimes of the Future (2022), a dystopian sci-fi horror that premiered this year at Cannes, Cronenberg’s set to return to the big screen next year. The director’s newest project is titled The Shrouds (2023).
Here’s what we know so far:
The Shrouds, Karsh’s revolutionary business, is on the verge of breaking into the international mainstream when several graves within his cemetery are vandalized and nearly destroyed, including his wife’s. While he struggles to uncover a clear motive for the attack, the mystery of who wrought this havoc and why will drive Karsh to reevaluate his business, marriage, and fidelity to his late wife’s memory, as well as push him to new beginnings.
That narrative sounds like a chance for Cronenberg to explore just another angle of morally ambiguous sci-fi, which he is keen on. Vincent Cassel will star as Karsh opposite Léa Seydoux. Both actors collaborated with Cronenberg before. Seydoux played Viggo Mortensen’s assistant in Crimes of the Future (2022), while Cassel appeared in A Dangerous Method (2011) and Eastern Promises (2007).
The Shrouds (2023) is currently in the pre-production stage, and we should expect the premiere sometime in 2023. Knowing Cronenberg’s previous films, science fiction thriller sounds like his cup of tea.