Posts Tagged ‘The Informers’
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
Published in 1995, the collection of loosely connected short stories captures a week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.
Unfortunately the word on the grapevine is that the filmmakers have decided to omit the supernatural elements of the book from the film version.
Already premiered at film festivals around the globe, The Informers will be released later this summer.
For all the latest information on the movie including reviews, footage, further trailers and hopefully the odd interview stay with The Scribbler.
To see the trailer click below:
What do you think of the trailer? It looks like the movie will do the book justice. What is your opinion? What are the best and worst movie adaptations in your view?
Words: Dean Samways