The "Cosmopolis" star came up with the idea for Premiere France (via Movies), wanting to do something way more daring than just pouting at the camera. The result was a thirteen-hour session in Los Angeles where Pattinson was the center of snaps that pay homage to a range of Cronenberg's most celebrated films, including "Videodrome," "Dead Ringers" and "Scanners." And yeah, appearing in a magazine with a deep, festering wound in your torso is pretty damn daring, so mission accomplished all around.
Anyway, you take a look at the result below. Certainly, everyone involved is pushing "Cosmopolis" as a freaky return to form for Cronenberg, so let's hope it truly is. The film premieres at Cannes on Friday, May 25th and will open in theaters later this summer.