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A nightclub promoter returns to town and is thrown into an insidious world of designer drugs, psychosis and murder. Filled with mind-bending hallucinogenic moments, Trip City by Trevor Miller veers into the realm of Alphaville and neo-noir of the French new wave.
Since it was published in 1989, Trip City became shrouded in scandal and mystery. The original London book launch literally descended into a riot – shut-down by the Metropolitan Police. Everyone from the makers of Raiders Of The Lost Ark through the director of Candyman tried to adapt the book into a movie – but imploded in the process.
Perhaps Trip City is uniquely summed-up by the original publisher, sci-fi legend Brian Aldiss, who wrote of the novel: "In the vintage of Thomas De Quincey's Confessions Of An Opium Eater – but smack up to date. It's about a young man's descent into hell – a hell that looks very much like London."
Trevor Miller is a British born writer/director, author and playwright from Manchester, England. Early in his career, Record Mirror joked that he "is hailed by some as the voice of a generation." Since 1993 Miller has lived in Los Angeles working on screenplays and films with a diverse roster of actors including Sylvester Stallone, Billy Bob Thornton and Cara Delevingne. His directorial debut, Riot On Redchurch Street starring Sam Hazeldine, Jesse Birdsall and Alysson Paradis, premiered at The East London film Festival in 2012, where Time Out called it "gritty and epic". Currently, Trevor Miller is writing and producing a TV series called Lifeline with Ahmet Zappa and John Cameron - the landmark producer of Fargo, Friday Night Lights and Legion.