The Canyons is a dark and sexy thriller directed by Paul Schrader (Cat People, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist and Adam Resurrected) and written by Brett Easton Ellis (American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction). The film stars Lindsay Lohan, porn star James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk and Gus Van Sant.
The first trailer has just been released, and like films like Machete and Planet Terror, the film is riding off the current craze of all things Grindhouse after Tarantino and Rodriguez kick-started interest again with their terrific double feature a few years back. The trailer is a truly stunning piece of work, and I really hope the rest of the film lives up to the brilliance of this short but very sweet teaser trailer.
THE CANYONS is a contemporary L.A. noir from director Paul Schrader, writer Bret Easton Ellis, and producer Braxton Pope about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their 20?s and how one chance meeting connected to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence.