It’s got what might be the largest cast and most difficult-to-describe storyline of any major motion picture this year, so of course, Richard Kelly‘s Southland Tales is being observed closely by many film lovers as it gets closer to its November release date. FirstShowing has been down in the trenches all along, and is now offering some new details about Southland‘s trailer — and a pile of stills from the movie.
First, some background on Southland Tales, for anyone who hasn’t been following along. The film’s synopsis describes it like so:
Director Richard Kelly follows up cult favorite DONNIE DARKO with this sprawling epic about a futuristic version of Los Angeles that harnesses the power of the ocean to produce energy. The eclectic cast includes The Rock, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore, and Janeane Garofalo.
Sounds a little strange — and it doesn’t even get into the appearances of Seann William Scott as twin brothers, Wallace Shawn as a villain named Baron Von Westphalen, a blond Jon Lovitz, and Kevin Smith as a legless vet. Oh, and a musical performance by Timberlake.
Clearly, this is one of 2007’s must-see films, and if you’re one of the people who have been anxiously awaiting the trailer, FirstShowing has good news — according to Richard Kelly himself, it will be surfacing on television and the Web during the first week of September. That’s just around the corner (check your calendars if you don’t believe us), but if you’re the impatient type, and are willing to settle for photos, follow the link below for a gander at some shots from the movie.