Novità in arrivo per Paul Schrader: il regista e sceneggiatore noto per le sceneggiature di Taxi Driver, Toro Scatenato, American Gigolo e L’ultima tentazione di cristo, dirigerà un film scritto appositamente per lui da Brett Easton Ellis (American Psycho, Glamorama).
I due finanzieranno interamente il film assieme a Braxton Pope: le riprese cominceranno il 9 luglio prossimo.
In The Canyons ci saranno tutti gli elementi tipici delle storie di Ellis: californiani belli e famosi, sesso, cinema e violenza.
The film will follow a small group of Los Angeles twenty-somethings, in a psycho-sexual thriller that will have both crime and redemption elements. Five lead roles: Christian, a trust fund kid, power player and major manipulator, who is a film producer that enjoys filming his own three-way sex sessions; Tara, his girlfriend and former model; Ryan, a bartender and young actor who is angling for a role in Christian’s horror movie; Gina, who works for Ryan and is in love with him and is also looking for a role in the horror pic and finally, Lindsay, a former actress turned yoga instructor who is sleeping with Christian, and falling in love with him.
Schrader ha affermato: “We came to the same point at the same time. We all experienced the frustrations of financing and institutional censorship. But now, with advances in digital photography and distribution, we can tell a story in the manner we choose. Movies are changing and we’re changing with it.”
Il film dovrebbe essere distribuito in VOD.