Kanye West has re-imagined “The Canyons” as his very own dark twisted fantasy. The rapper put his stamp on the trailer of the Lindsay Lohan-starring noir . Calling it the “DONDA Remix,” it includes a brand-new score and coloration.
Yeezy worked with editor Nate Brown, updating the look of the trailer, including making the colors brighter and changing up the graphics.
While the shots included in this updated trailer remain virtually the same as the original, the pacing feels different, thanks to the sounds of West and audio engineer Noah Goldstein.
The new track features a heavy piano and sparse beat. The pace builds, and more notes are added, as the drama of the trailer begins to crescendo. As the trailer nears its end, the volume gets louder and a scratchy effect etches into the piano beat. Instead of including the full credit marque like in the original trailer, Kanye’s version ends with a sparse, all-white screen featuring the movie’s website.
“The Canyons” was written by “American Psycho” scribe Bret Easton Ellis. The twosome teamed up on the promo video for West’s Yeezus track “New Slaves,” which re-imagined Ellis’ iconic 1991 novel with reality stars Scott Disick and Kim Kardashian’s bestie, Jonathan Cheban.
When MTV News spoke to Ellis about their collaboration on that project last week, he teased that he and Yeezy were hard at work on something else, but wouldn’t say what it was. All he could reveal was, “And then Kanye and I have been meeting about writing a script for him and so that’s a project that’s kind of in the works.”