Last Days: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gus Van Sant is preparing to step from the high school hallways he explored in his Palm D'Or-winning Elephant to Seattle's grunge music scene with his next outing, Last Days.

The Oscar-nominated director has a previous relationship with HBO after working together on the Columbine-inspired Elephant.

It is described by sources as a film loosely inspired by events in the Northwest rock 'n' roll scene during the mid-1990s.

Brian B.