...and it follows in the lane of excess (with noir overtones splashing through its futuristic meta-decadence) that we've seen in films like DEAD RINGERS, CRASH (his 1996 film, not the "Best Picture" winner from 2004), EXISTENZ, COSMOPOLIS, and the more mainstream EASTERN PROMISES and A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE.
Viggo Mortensen, Kristin Stewart and Lea Seydoux are the headliners here, and the "noir quotient" seems to be rather high. Ben Kenigsberg from rogerebert.com elaborates:
Indeed, "Crimes of the Future" may be the closest that Cronenberg has come to making a pure film noir. The various alliances and double-crosses are complicated enough for "The Big Sleep," government conspiracies are hiding in plain sight, and the police are cracking down on what they call "new vice," their name for evolutionary mutinies. Yet for all its mysteries and labyrinthine plot, "Crimes of the Future" is an oddly poignant film about not resisting what the future brings—criminal, unknown, or otherwise.
Cronenberg is now 79, and some reviewers see CRIMES OF THE FUTURE as a possible summing-up of his relentlessly envelope-pushing career. Be that as it may, he has another film, THE SHROUDS, in pre-production.