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Bret Easton Ellis goes from American Psycho to killer shark

12.17.2010
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Though he's notorious for the satire and excess of stories like AMERICAN PSYCHO, LESS THAN ZERO and RULES OF ATTRACTION, writer Bret Easton Ellis apparently also likes a good shark movie.

Ellis' horror-thriller script BAIT is getting made by Picture Machine and Galavis Films, with Jonas Pate (SHRINK, "Caprica") directing.

The story, set in Spain, is only described as being about "a disturbed woman who holds a group of American students hostage in shark-infested waters." Vague but promising, given the shocking and graphic directions Ellis tends to take with his material.

Pate has other qualifications for a water-based thriller -- he and twin brother Josh created the short-lived TV series "Surface" (which was originally titled "Fathom", and changed because of the ocean-themed comic of the same name, at the time a possible James Cameron movie project).

This BAIT is unrelated to the upcoming 3D movie of the same name, directed by Russell Mulcahy (HIGHLANDER) and also about killer sharks.

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Extra Tidbit: The Pate Brothers also created the underappreciated series "G vs. E", aka "Good vs. Evil." Where are you, Clayton Rohner?
Source: Variety

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4:50PM on 12/20/2010

Good Stuff.

I like the majority of Ellis novels. He seems like he would make a great script.
I like the majority of Ellis novels. He seems like he would make a great script.
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9:31PM on 12/19/2010
Watch out! It's Patrick BAITman! Hahaha
Watch out! It's Patrick BAITman! Hahaha
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8:26PM on 12/19/2010

Extra Tidbit...

Dave Davis' Street Cred: +100 pts.
Dave Davis' Street Cred: +100 pts.
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10:33PM on 12/18/2010
Agreed, Ocelot. I always pictured Pierce Brosnan as the perfect Jonas Taylor, oh course that was when it first came out. I'm still pretty pumped about the potential for this film even though Ellis' last two novels sucked hardcore.
Agreed, Ocelot. I always pictured Pierce Brosnan as the perfect Jonas Taylor, oh course that was when it first came out. I'm still pretty pumped about the potential for this film even though Ellis' last two novels sucked hardcore.
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3:11PM on 12/18/2010
haha ya the pics great. ellis is nuts i just finished his new book imperial bedrooms. great read
haha ya the pics great. ellis is nuts i just finished his new book imperial bedrooms. great read
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8:10AM on 12/18/2010
Sad how Steve Alten's Meg has such a difficult time getting made
Sad how Steve Alten's Meg has such a difficult time getting made
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6:14AM on 12/18/2010

More shark movies please!!!

Easily my favourite horror sub-genre. Plus Ellis is a terrific writer, this sounds fun!
Easily my favourite horror sub-genre. Plus Ellis is a terrific writer, this sounds fun!
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2:14AM on 12/18/2010
I can't stop laughing at the picture, hahaha.
I can't stop laughing at the picture, hahaha.
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12:43AM on 12/18/2010

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I was just thinking what happened to G vs. E
I was just thinking what happened to G vs. E
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