Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10th (with an October 12th release in Canada to follow) and, today, distributor Alliance released a featurette that takes a look at the making of the film. Furthermore, it spotlights Brandon, who is the son of David Cronenberg.
In the film, Caleb Landry plays Syd March, an employee at the Lucas clinic, who sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion — for a price. He also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans and must now unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate.
IFC picked up the film for a U.S. distribution, stay tuned for release date news.