Kanye West Creates A New Trailer For Lindsay Lohan’s Erotic Thriller The Canyons
Kanye West continues to foray outside of the music world and show off his talents in addition to rapping.
Besides his recent collaboration with French contemporary brand A.P.C. on a menswear capsule collection (which sold out within hours of its debut this past July), West remixed the trailer for the new Lindsay Lohan film, The Canyons. In partnership with his multimedia company DONDA and editor Nate Brown, West created a new score with composer Noah Goldstein for the erotic thriller’s trailer, which features dramatic piano and intensified colors. The Canyons was written by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho), who worked with West earlier this year on the Yeezus short promo film starring Scott Disick and PR maven Jonathan Cheban. So it seems West was simply returning the favor.
Directed by Paul Schrader, The Canyons tells the story of “Christian (porn superstar James Deen), a young LA trust-fund dude who’s financing a horror film simply to keep his dad off his back about doing something with his life. He has been dating Tara (Lohan) for about a year—she was an aspiring actress/model who settled down with him when the reality of the business became apparent to her. She’s now just Christian’s bored plaything. Christian’s assistant Gina is casting the film with assistance from Tara. Gina is pushing Ryan, her boyfriend and struggling actor, for the lead. Unbeknownst to either Christian or Gina, Ryan and Tara were a couple three years ago. When Ryan came back into Tara’s life during the auditions for the movie, they reignited their affair. But Christian, a dangerous control-freak, finds out about the affair and starts playing cruel mind games with both Tara and Ryan, which escalate into an act of bloody violence.”
The Canyons opened in New York City this past Friday and will be screened at the Venice Film Festival in Italy, which kicks off on August 28. Watch ‘Ye’s remixed Canyons trailer and the original below. Which do you prefer and, more importantly, does either trailer inspire you to actually go and see the film?