Brandon Cronenberg (David Cronenberg’s son), who made his great feature debut with Antiviral, is set direct and co-write Dragon, a sci-fi thriller that he describes as “like an adaption of an imagined Philip K. Dick novel.”
Dragon, set in the near future, society has radically changed as a result of discovering ancient organic lifeforms drifting through the universe, whose alien biochemistry has been processed to create a hugely profitable drug that acts as an opiate to the masses. The film follows a captain and her crew as they hunt the “dragons” in space.
He has stated that the film will explore “the pleasures of space horror in a satirical and at times psychotic universe.”
Cronenberg is co-writing Dragon with Dan Abnett of Marvel Comics. Filming is set to begin in mid-2018 with Prospero Pictures and Independent producing, Variety reports.