Paul Schrader, the Taxi Driver screenwriter and director of last year’s Lindsey Lohan un-comeback The Canyons, has lost his battle to release his version of Dying of the Light. A trailer for the action thriller—which stars Nicolas Cage as a CIA veteran who’s diagnosed with dementia but remains determined to hunt down the terrorist he thought he’d killed years ago—debuted on Wednesday, and it’s officially slated for release on Dec. 5.
The trailer proudly advertises itself as a Paul Schrader film, but he claims that the producers took the film away from him during the editing process. Despite being contractually prevented from disparaging the finished result, he, Cage, co-star Anton Yelchin, and executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn have joined in what appears to be a silent protest. On Facebook, Schrader posted photos of the quartet wearing t-shirts that reflect his stance: READ FULL STORY