Joe Eszterhas has written a new erotic thriller called Lust, which is being produced by Scott Steindorff and his Stone Village Productions. Esterhas is responsible for such films as Basic Instinct, Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Sliver and Showgirls.
According to THR, the film is a cross between Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction, and centers on "30-year old beauty who is married and in love with an older Miami-based fashion magazine publisher, only to be seduced by a younger charming playboy on a business trip in Los Angeles. The playboy has an Russian assistant who is in love with him, and in this twisted jealous love triangle, secretly videotapes him and his new lover having sex to show it to her husband. The consequences of the woman’s impulsive, escapade unravel into a high suspense thriller promising plenty of steamy sex scenes, set against the backdrop of the high-stakes world of real estate brokering in Miami."
Here is what Steindorff had to say in a statement:
“There are a lot twists and turns that only Joe Eszterhas can do. There’s reason why he was the top writer for many years: the guy knows how to write. And there hasn’t been a great sexual thriller since Unfaithful.’”
Steindorff and Eszterhas are planning a late summer start. They will begin begin casting and looking for a director in the coming weeks in order to sell the project at Cannes next month. Steindorff plans to independently finance the $30 million film through private equity.
What are your thoughts on this news? Do you like Eszterhas' past films?