David Cronenberg has made some of the most iconic, and terrifying, films in modern history. So now, the filmmaking god is gearing up to play the real thing.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cronenberg (Scanners, The Fly) has signed on to play God in the indie sci-fi short film Tomorrow’s Shadows. The veteran director will star alongside Karine Vanasse in writer/director Geordie Sabbagh's sci-fi project. The story focuses on a woman played by Vanasse, who lives in a world where “futures are known and happiness is guaranteed” by a god (Cronenberg).
"Ashleigh and I are thrilled Mr. Cronenberg agreed to play God, an aptly cast role if ever there was," Sabbath said in a statement.
The rest of the supporting cast includes Wendy Crewson, Steve Lund and Dawn Greenhalgh. The short film is set to be shot in Toronto soon.
Though this could arguably be one of Cronenberg’s most interesting roles, it’s not the first time he’s shown up on the opposite side of the camera. He had a memorable role in Alias, several cameos in his own films, and even a WTF cameo in Jason X. But, playing god is definitely a new one.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)