Another New Trailer For Bret Easton Ellis' "The Canyons"
Here's another curve ball from all-time curve ball artist, writer Bret Easton Ellis. His upcoming movie project has another trailer, and once again it makes it almost impossible to get a good feel of what this thing's really about. While the first trailer was a "grindhouse" pastiche, this one is inspired by 1950's drive-in flicks, so it's quite confusing. I'll give them points for originality, though. Wikipedia has it pegged as a contemporary L.A noir and offers the following plot synopsis:
The Canyons is... about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their 20s, and how one chance meeting connected to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence.
This is still rather vague and opens up the door to many possibilities. Lindsay Lohan, one of the most controversial Hollywood starlets-in-distress, is playing the lead role and reputable director Gus Van Sant is also playing an important part. Now, I don't know if it's a movie about moviemaking, or film or fame or whatever is talked about on Sunset Boulevard, but it seems to fit Ellis' whole Post-Empire thing. The movie was originally funded through Kickstarter for the considerable sum of $159,000, so obviously people are excited about this. I'm just not too sure how I feel about it yet.
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