Bret Easton Ellis to adapt his 'Informers' for the screen
Perhaps one of the most infamous and critically-acclaimed authors to emerge from the "Generation X" literary movement, Bret Easton Ellis has published five novels and one collection of short stories to date. Three of those novels - Less than Zero, American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction - have already been adapted for the big screen, with the latter two gaining a lot of critical admiration upon release.
Whilst one of his other novels, Glamorama, has been optioned by screenwriter/director Roger Avary and currently lingers in development hell, the news broke today that Ellis' The Informers will make it to the big screen first. Financed by Senator Entertainment and adapted for the screen by Ellis himself, the narrative is an interweaving web of seduction and nihilism. Set in Los Angeles, the time is the early eighties. The characters go to the same schools and eat at the same restaurants. Their voices enfold us as seamlessly as those of DJ's heard over a car radio. They have sex with the same boys and girls and buy from the same dealers. In short, they are connected in the only way people can be in that city.
Nicholas Jarecki (who made 2005's The Outsider) will direct, with no release date fixed at present. We'll bring you more as the production unfurls.