Of all the original films from 2011 to get a sequel, this was one of the most unlikely candidates. And yet he were are with a fabulous new poster and intriguing trailer for Pearblossom Hwy. In the 90 seconds that this trailer plays I can tell that Ott's visual style and skills at picking wonderfully textured locations is still alive and well - even the title conjures some fantastic images - but returning actors Cory Zacharia and co-writer Atsuko Okatsuka are still there and if I ever do get the chance to see Pearblossom Hwy I do hope they've improved upon their performances, which were the original film's most problematic asset. Their characters appear to have slid from small town nobodies to big town casualties, like some sort of twist on Mulholland Drive's Los Angeles-set nightmare. Despite my misgivings to Littlerock, I can't help but be intrigued once more by the prospect of Pearblossom Hwy. More of the same or a richer sequel? We'll find out eventually, I suppose.
Oh, and this one apparently has Stephen Tobolowski in it. Yet another surprise, really.
So! Upon seeing the posted entry it turns out the film's production company - Small Form Films if you must know - don't actually want you to see the trailer anywhere else but on their Vimeo page. Good job, obscure film production company! Good job!