‘Flesh Of The Gods’: Kristen Stewart And Oscar Isaac To Star In ’80s Vampire Thriller From ‘Mandy’ Director

This one might be too good to be true. Coming to the Cannes sales floor is Flesh of the Gods, a 1980s vampire thriller set in LA and directed by Panos Cosmatos, the filmmaker whose 2018 horror Mandy became a cult classic. Not only that, but the film will star Kristen Stewart and Oscar Isaac, working from a script by Se7en writer Andrew Kevin Walker. Damn!

Oh yeah, and Adam McKay is a producer.

Here’s how the press release describes Flesh of the Gods: In glittering 80’s LA, married couple, RAOUL (Oscar Isaac) and ALEX (Kristen Stewart), descend each evening from their luxury skyscraper condo and head into an electric nighttime realm of 80’s Los Angeles. When they cross paths with the mysterious and enigmatic NAMELESS and her hard-partying cabal, Raoul and Alex are seduced into a glamorous, surrealistic world of hedonism, thrills, and violence.

“Like Los Angeles itself, “Flesh of the Gods” inhabits the liminal realm between fantasy and nightmare,” Cosmatos said in a statement. “Both propulsive and hypnotic, “Flesh” will take you on a hot rod joy ride deep into the glittering heart of hell.”

Cosmatos became a genre favorite with his 2010 film Beyond the Black Rainbow. He has been quiet since releasing Mandy in 2018, but looks to be making a comeback in a big way with Flesh of the Gods.

Isaac was last seen in the Disney+ Marvel series Moon Knight, however he did voice Miguel O’Hara in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. 

Stewart can be seen right now in the acclaimed thriller Love Lies Bleeding, which is streaming now.

Expect Flesh of the Gods to be a huge package up for sale at Cannes. If we’re lucky it’ll get rolling soon and arrive in 2025. [THR]

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.