In a 2018 interview with Entertainment Weekly, author Clark Collis talked about that David Cronenberg has largely stayed away from horror in recent times and requested the writer-director if he had any intention to return to the style. Cronenberg defined that he “probably” would not return as a result of his want to maintain doing “interesting” issues. He defined, “I’ve been offered many projects and so on, and they just seemed to be a repetition basically of what I’d done already, so that’s not interesting. I think the reason that I started to evolve away from straight horror was just because, instead of being liberating, which it was in the beginning, it’s a genre that really is capable of delivering a lot more than just scares if it’s done by really talented people.”
The “Dead Ringers” helmer went on to clarify that he discovered working in horror turned “restrictive rather than liberating” and confessed he would not see himself returning to the style that made him a family identify anytime quickly. Then, in true Cronenberg trend, he teased, “But you never know, you never know.”
Interestingly, Cronenberg could also be returning to the style together with his upcoming “Crimes of the Future.” In February, Viggo Mortensen confirmed in an interview with GQ he was working with the director on “something he wrote a long time ago [that] he never got it made.” The actor additionally revealed that it is “a little bit back to his origins… It’s disturbing, and it’s good.”
So, it seems to be like Cronenberg meant it when he mentioned “but you never know. We’ll have to find out for sure though when “Crimes of the Future” is launched in 2022.