The Canyons is a contemporary thriller written by Bret Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero, American Psycho, etc.) to be directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Affliction, Auto-Focus, etc.) The Canyons documents five twenty-something’s quest for power, love, sex and success in 2012 Hollywood.
What’s really interesting though, is the decision by this pretty stellar team, to fund the movie through crowd sourcing site Kickstarter. In an age where movies have become increasingly safe, and all the risks are being taken on ideas that can be serialised for TV, it’s great to see serious story tellers turn to a DiY format.
I’m a massive fan of crime noir, and particularly LA crime noir. So can’t wait for this.. although I hope it’s more noir than sexploitation! Which if the trailer is anything to go by, certainly isn’t a slam dunk.
Either way, it’s certainly worth keeping tabs on this one.
Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush.