This is a trailer for The Informers, based on the collection of short stories by Bret Easton Ellis.

I like Bret Easton Ellis. I think that American Psycho will eventually be considered a classic work of American literature. Srsly. But he doesn’t seem to translate very well to film. The Rules of Attraction was an utter disaster, and the adaptations of both Less Than Zero and American Psycho are OK, but people give them more credit than they deserve because of how badly people want them to succeed. This one, though, looks like a whole new era of Bad Easton Ellis! (Now we’re bloggin’.) Maybe the reason his work doesn’t carry over, despite the sparse, cinematic style of his writing, is because at its core, Ellis’s work is always walking a razor-thin edge between cool metaphorical irony and insane retardation. Maybe that’s why the filmmaker here seems to have abandoned all of the vampire nonsense (LeStat with a popped collar and a pocket of GHB, basically) from the original The Informers. Well, it wasn’t enough.

Also, RIP Brad Renfro, guys.

Comments (7)
  1. Chris Isaak is still working hurrah

  2. OH COME ON, GABE. If you’re gonna show peen and balls, give a warning. PEEN AND BALLS, EVERYONE!

  3. Furthermore, who is paying you to read, Gabe? Listen, I’m counting on you to bring me new recaps of Secret Life of the American Fart.

    Really though, I agree that the work of Brett Easton Ellis doesn’t carry over into films. At least that’s what the dust jackets would seem to infer.

  4. I’ll still give it a shot.

  5. Captain Needa  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2008 0

    Where’s my damn Glamorama?

  6. I was positive one of the Olsen’s was supposed to be the Vampire in this film so I was confused by the lack of alien-headed girls in the trailer.
    Turns out I was right, she was in it, but looks like she was dropped:

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