David Cronenberg Says Netflix Passed on ‘Crimes,’ Other Projects: Streamer Is ‘Very Conservative’

David Cronenberg makes his long-awaited return to filmmaking with “Crimes of the Future,” one of the most anticipated films premiering at the Cannes Film Festival.

But if the “Videodrome” director got his way, his return would have come a lot sooner.In a new interview with Variety, Cronenberg opined about the long process of financing the film, and tried to clarify what he views as misconceptions about the process of working with big streaming services.“I’m pretty sure we did talk to Amazon and Netflix for this, and it was not a project they wanted to do,” Cronenberg said.

“And I think my feeling is I really was very interested in the whole Netflix streaming phenomenon, definitely.

But I think that they’re still very conservative.

I mean, I think they’re still like a Hollywood studio.

I thought maybe they would be different.”He went on to say

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