Van Sant and Ellis team up for THE GOLDEN SUICIDES

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by: Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller
October 14th, 2009


Gus Vant Sant and Brett Easton Ellis are joining forces for what will most certainly be one of the most highly anticipated films of the next few years. What's even more interesting? Van Sant is only attached to write (so far) and not direct an adaption of a Vanity Fair article called "The Golden Suicides" by Nancy Jo Sales.

The film will be about the double suicide of artists Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake.   According to Variety, "Duncan and Blake formed a popular couple on the downtown New York and Venice, Calif., art scenes. She was one of the first videogame designers for girls, and his 'digital paintings' -- kaleidoscopic images shown on plasma screens -- established him as a rising star on the circuit. The couple descended into a paranoid spiral when the artists developed a consuming belief that government and religious organizations were conspiring against them. She killed herself in 2007. Blake found her body on the floor of their bedroom, and walked into the Atlantic Ocean a week later, ending his life."

The screen rights to this property were acquired by three different production companies in a joint effort - PalmStar Entertainment, Celluloid Dreams, and K5 Film.

There are many criticisms for the works of both Van Sant and Ellis.  But the subject matter is most definitely something that fits with previous works of both. I will be interested to see the outcome of the pair working together.

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