Though his novels cover similar thematic ground, the film adaptations of Bret Easton Ellis’ work have been wildly divergent critically. From lukewarm (Less Than Zero) to cult classic (American Psycho) and somewhere in between (Rules of Attraction) his reception on the big screen has been anything but consistent.
Which brings us to “The Informers” the newest Brett Easton Ellis work adapted for Hollywood. I haven’t read the source material but judging from the trailer we can expect the usual pathos-inducing, humanity-damning and slightly fucked up fare that Easton Ellis concocts on autopilot.
“The Informers” was originally published in ’95 and according to IMDB is a “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.”
The film is directed by Australia’s own Gregor Jordan and benefits from a star studded cast which includes: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder and fresh from his stellar turn as the most down-trodden of “sports entertainers” Mickey Rourke.
Here’s the trailer. Hedonism, superficiality and the darker side of human nature soundtracked by New Order f-yeah!