From the visionary mind of the writer and director Brandon Cronenberg, POSSESSOR is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
The sci-fi thriller stars Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, Birdman), Christopher Abbott (James White, It Comes At Night), Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game, “Sense8”), with Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings franchise, “Snowpiercer“) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight, Annihilation). POSSESSOR, which made its World Premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, received critical acclaim with critics describing the film as “a surreal fever dream” and “unnervingly good at getting under your skin.”
POSSESSOR marks Cronenberg’s second feature film. His debut Antiviral premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to win a number of awards, including Best Canadian First Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival and Best New Director at the Sitges Film Festival
The film is a Canadian/UK co-production and produced by Niv Fichman, Kevin Krikst, and Fraser Ash for Rhombus Media and Andy Starke for Rook Films. Execution producers are: Arclight Films’ Gary Hamilton, Ryan Hamilton and Ying Ye; Steven Squillante and David U. Lee of Leeding Media; Noah Segal and Adrian Love of Elevation Pictures; Simon Williams, Daniel Negret, and Vaishali Mistry of Ingenious Media: Dave Bishop; Tony Roman; and Doris Pfardrescher from Well Go USA.
POSSESSOR is an Ingenious Media presentation, produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Ontario Creates, in association with Arclight Films and Particular Crowd. Elevation Pictures will release the film in Canada.
Stay tuned for further news regarding the release date. For now, POSSESSOR will be coming soon.
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