Everybody's A Mad Scientist: Viggo Mortensen Teases David Cronenberg's Return to Horror Origins


Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg have a long relationship that has turned out two phenomenal films including Eastern Promises and A History of Violence. Both films moved outside of Cronenberg's usual horror genre work. Now though, Viggo, when speaking with GQ, says that they're finally working on something that will bring the masterful creator back to his roots in the genre that defined much of his career. With his son currently producing horror films, it would be interesting to see a resurgence for David in the area he's done so well with. Mortensen told GQ, that they're working on a new project that will bring them full circle back to body horror. He told the site:

"Yes, we do have something in mind. It's something he wrote a long time ago and he never got it made. Now he's refined it, and he wants to shoot it. Hopefully, it'll be this summer we'll be filming. I would say without giving the story away , he's going maybe a little bit back to his origins."

He added that it's a "strange film noir story" and that "it's disturbing and it's good". 

Cronenberg has a long history of horror films that include Shivers, Rabid, The Brood, Videodrome, The Dead Zone and The Fly (1986).