Did you hear? Richard Kelly’s “Southland Tales” movie is finally coming out. Well, maybe. Then again, considering how delayed this thing has been, I wouldn’t be surprised if it came out tomorrow and no one knew about it and didn’t go see it. Talk about killing all excitement for your movie. As good as this film may end up being, I don’t think you could damage a movie as much as Kelly has, but continually delaying it over and over again, until the people who were psyche to see it have all but forgotten about it. But just in case you haven’t forgotten about it, Kelly and co. have apparently released the film’s final one-sheet poster (thumbnail to your left, bigger version below) via Cinematical.
California is at the epicenter of a political and environmental disaster that threatens to destroy the world in this ambitious fusion of comedy, drama, dystopia science fiction, and music.
In the year 2005, a nuclear attack wipes out part of the state of Texas, and three years later America is a virtual police state, with the government taking control of nearly every part of people’s lives, supposedly for their own good. A German firm has found a way to generate energy using seawater, but both public and private concerns are desperate to prevent the new technology from being introduced in the gasoline-starved United States. A Marxist underground based on the West Coast is determined to bring down the federal government through violent revolution.
In this midst of this chaos, we follow a number of stories that continually return to three principle characters. Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock) is an actor famous for his role in action films; he’s trying to secure financing for a new project, but reality keeps mirroring the events in his script and he struggles to hold on to his identity following a bout with amnesia.
Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is a porn star who is reinventing herself as a television pundit offering her views on politics, contemporary culture, and teenage sex.
And Roland Taverner (Seann William Scott) is an L.A. police officer whose identity has mysteriously split in two and he struggles to track down his other half.
Catch some tale November 9, 2007. (Maybe.)