'Taxi Driver' Scribe Set to Direct 'Bait' from Writer Bret Easton Ellis

August 3, 2011
Source: Heat Vision

Paul Schrader

Towards the end of last year we heard that director Jonas Pate, the man behind episodes of TV shows like "Battlestar Galactica" and the 2009 festival film Shrink would take on the psychological horror thriller Bait, the second film written by American Psycho and Rules of Attraction author Bret Easton Ellis who made his screenwriting debut with The Informers. However, it looks like there's been a change behind the camera as Heat Vision reports Taxi Driver and Raging Bull writer Paul Schrader is stepping up to direct the film and he'll also work with Ellis on the latest draft of the script. Sounds like quite the collaboration.

Schrader is also the writer/director behind the Richard Gere film American Gigolo, and this new film seems to be something different for both he and Ellis. The story follows a young man itching to take his revenge against the wealthy. And what better way to use his position at a posh beach club to finagle his way on to a yacht filled with the obnoxious elite, commandeering it into waters filled with sharks. At least it sounds a little more intriguing than Shark Night 3D, but that's not much of a compliment at this point. Here's hoping the film turns out better than The Informers, at least for the sake of Ellis' career as a screenwriter.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Affliction is one of my favorite movies and Ellis is one of my favorite authors so this sounds Amazing.

Loser on Aug 3, 2011


Whatever happened to Glamourama? Man I wish that movie was still being made - the book completly blew my mind!

VictorWard on Aug 4, 2011


Screenwriting is all about STORY STRUCTURE, STORY STRUCTURE, STORY STRUCTURE - go see Kal's excellent work at

Tuyto Buipo on Aug 11, 2011

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