Topic: Bret Easton Ellis' The Informers
Undead Removed From The Informers:
Vampires, Zombies stripped from American Psycho author's new movie
The much-anticipated film adaptation of American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis' 1995 novel 'The Informers' - about the undead lurking among the beautiful but empty denizens of 80s LA - will not contain any vampires or zombies
In some countries, such as France, the book was even released under the title 'Zombies', and makes the omission extremely surprising. When Superman star Brandon Routh was cast it was even announced by the studio that he would play the lead vampire from the book.
However, Jon Foster who plays Graham, the son of a Hollywood movie exec (Billy Bob Thornton) has made the shocking revelation that there are no creatures from the dead in director Gregor Jordon's upcoming adaptation.
"There are no more vampires. They took the vampires out. There are no zombies or monsters either," he announces. "This is more about the narcissistic side of people's characters. God knows why they took the vampire characters out. I can't say if I was pleased or displeased, that is just the way it is."
The Informers has a stellar cast, in addition to Kim Bassinger playing Foster's mother, Mickey Rourke, Amber Heard and Winona Ryder have roles in the story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1983. It is also the last film that will feature Brad Renfro who died after a drug overdose in January.
Author Bret Easton Ellis has co-written the screenplay with Nicolas Jarecki and it seems that Ellis has taken heed of all the criticism that the book received when it first came out that revolved around his decision to put vampires into the tale. This is the third adaptation of an Ellis novel following American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction.