Bret Easton Ellis' 'The Canyons' Gets An L.A.-Centric Teaser Trailer

July 18, 2012
Source: THR

The Canyons

We wrote about The Canyons when news broke that American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis wanted porn star James Deen for a lead role in the psycho-sexual thriller and also featured it in an edition of Kickstart This back in May. Since then, Lindsay Lohan has joined the cast, bringing some more publicity to Taxi Driver and Raging Bull writer Paul Schrader's directorial effort. The movie is filming now, and THR points us to a teaser trailer that lovingly portrays the city of Los Angeles in a great montage of all the highlights. I have a feeling things aren't going to be quite this slick and shiny in the movie, though. Watch!

Here's the first teaser trailer for Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis' The Canyons:

The Canyons follows a small group of twenty-somethings as they explore the seedy underbelly of Hollywood while trying to make it in the biz. It's being billed as an L.A. noir that has both crime and redemption elements, but most of the plot details are still being kept under wraps. So far the movie features adult film star James Deen and Lindsay Lohan, withthe filmmakers are planning a Netflix & VOD style release, so we might not hear much more about the project. Taxi Driver writer Paul Schrader is directing the film from a script by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and we'll keep you posted with release date information.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Is this a joke? This looks like someone literally just walked around for a night and took mediocre shots of LA at night. Thumbs down for even featuring this

arsenanus on Jul 18, 2012


Completely agree, I almost watched the whole thing until I realized that nothing was going to happen.

Matt Peloquin on Jul 18, 2012


40 seconds in I thought "is this really the whole trailer?". Awful. That was pointless for them to make.

Really? on Jul 18, 2012


That was dumb as hell.

Triangle Dimes on Jul 18, 2012


Yeah, I agree with everyone. At least have some distinction being past beauty b-roll of LA. I just moved here and I wouldn't be so cliche to use these shots.

Nick Sears on Jul 18, 2012


No wonder ratings are disabled and comments are moderated on that youtube page.

Big Boss Sal on Jul 18, 2012


i feel like Cameron in the museum

Nicky Lawless on Jul 19, 2012


Oooo yeah... horrible. Is this movie co-financed by the L.A. tourist commission or something? Nice song though.

bozo connors on Jul 19, 2012


another movie about people trying to make it in the movie business

MaxxNY on Oct 1, 2012

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