Cronenberg made a low-budget film by that same name in 1970, in which a plague unleashed by cosmetic products has killed the entire population of sexually mature women.
Whether or not this new Crimes Of The Future is an official remake of that, or just happens to share the same title, remains to be seen.
Per the Screen Daily report:
“Crimes Of The Future shooting will take place over 30 days from August 2 to September 10, mostly around the capital, Athens, including at the Iris cinema, Arcade of Anatolia, and harbor of Piraeus. Local Greek outfit Argonauts Productions will serve as the Greek co-producer and production service company.”
According to EKOME CEO Panos Kouanis, Crimes Of The Future will be one of over 100 projects to shoot in Greece in 2021. This includes over 18 high-profile international movies (as of now).
Cronenberg hasn’t shared a lot of details about Crimes Of The Future yet. However, rumors say that his frequent collaborator Viggo Mortensen may be attached.
The two previously worked on Eastern Promises and History of Violence. In fact, Mortensen was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Eastern Promises.
With the global slowdown in filming due to the pandemic easing up, Greece is welcoming an incredible amount of Hollywood productions to its shores.
In addition to the country’s attractive 40% tax rebate, Greece offers productions extremely generous amenities.