Posts Tagged ‘American Psycho’
However, if you believe Purple Revolver, Ellis has hinted that the quick sale of the rights was money motivated and is not a challenge he is setting himself to transfer the text to film, as The Informers was (for which he wrote the screenplay and co-produced).
Imperial Bedrooms is considered a sequel to his first novel and film Less Than Zero which starred Robert Downey Jr.
According to Purple Revolver Ellis was speaking at a GQ party when he said: “In an ideal world, I would love to have the same cast as before as it is the same characters.
“But I don’t think Robert will do this one – he is in a different place now.
“Actually scratch that, in an ideal world the film would not get made, but I would still get the money.”
We are waiting for comment from Ellis and his publishers to reassure us that he cares about how his works are translated into celluloid.
Watch the trailer for Less Than Zero below:
What’s the best and worst Bret Easton Ellis film? Why do you think his novels are so resistant to the successful treatment?
Words: Dean Samways
We at The Scribbler are very excited to learn that one of inspirations behind this project is going to be making an appearance in London this summer.
American Psycho is one of the best-loved modern classics of recent times. In 2000 it was made into a major motion picture starring Batman actor Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman.
A 27 year-old Wall Street employee, Bateman is the epitome of 90s decadence. Living in an upscale, chic Manhattan apartment, dining at the most exclusive restaurants and an expert in fashion and expensive consumer products. He is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath.
American Psycho is a brilliant, jet-black comedy wherein Bret Easton Ellis satirises the excesses of yuppy materialism and examines the dark side of the American Dream.
Tickets are £9.50 online and £11.50 from the box office. The event starts at 7.00pm. For more information visit the King’s Place website or call 020 7520 1490 to reserve your seat.
Watch the intro to American Psycho, the motion picture:
Who’s going to be going to the talk? Do you even rate Bret Easton Ellis? If so, why? If not, why not?
Words: Dean Samways