Braxton Pope .
You’ve probably heard that Lindsay Lohan is filming a movie with porn star James Deen. That’s all the headlines want you to know, but there’s actually a pretty interesting story behind this. American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis is teaming with Taxi Driver and Raging Bull writer Paul Schrader to make The Canyons, a noir story set in Los Angeles about five twenty-somethings and their “quest for power, love, sex and success in 2012 Hollywood.” We’ve got a poster for the movie (via FilmSchoolRejects) and the first trailer below, which is basically a love poem to the city of Los Angeles. It’s a gorgeous trailer filled with all of the Hollywood hotspots you’ve seen in the movies, plus a few more off-the-beaten-path type places that only locals would recognize. Check it out!
Even though it doesn’t give away anything in regards to story, characters, or even the look of the movie, I still think this is a great teaser. It lays the foundations for a beautiful world that is likely going to come crashing down around these characters during the film, and I’m excited to see how that unfolds. Here’s a look at the poster below, complete with a great tagline. .
Braxton Pope . The Canyons is being funded by Kickstarter and produced outside the normal studio system, and filming is taking place right now here in L.A. We’ll keep you guys posted with a release date as soon as one is announced, but we can expect a VOD release since this one probably won’t be coming to standard theaters. Stay tuned for more.