Consider the headline your NWS warning. After the jump I’ve got the red-band trailer for The Informers, a Gregor Jordan (Ned Kelly, Two Hands) directed adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis story, with a screenplay co-written by Ellis.
The drama is set over the course of a week in 1983, in the chillingly nihilistic world of Ellis’ youth in Los Angeles. Seven storylines intersect, involving movie execs, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters.
Cast includes Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder, and Brad Renfro. So far, Bret Easton Ellis movie adaptations (American Psycho, Rules of Attraction, Less Than Zero) have all been pretty good. However, the plot of this book sounds a lot like Glamorama, which Ellis wrote about the same time and I recently had to put down after making it about 3/4ths of the way through. It seems there’s a fine line between nihilistic and pointless.
Plus, teasing us with a title that sounds like it could be a biopic of Snow just isn’t cool. He’s the most influential Canadian rasta rapper of all time! *boom booms down*
[THIS IS WHERE THE TRAILER WOULD BE IF THEY DIDN’T MAKE ME TAKE IT DOWN]
Thanks to Ohad for the tip.