9 Authors Who Made Terrible Films Of Their Own Books
9. Bret Easton Ellis - The Informers
Bret Easton Ellis is rarely happy with film adaptations of his work. The only one he gave a pass to was The Rules Of Attraction, and he even slammed the beloved movie version of American Psycho, feeling it ruined the ambiguity of his book and that it shouldnt have been directed by a woman. He didnt fare any better adapting his own novel The Informers, which was a sprawling collection of stories set in the eighties. He wrote the script for the film, which typical of his work followed a group of vain, immoral characters and their messed up lives. Nobody was impressed with the movie; it completely bombed upon release, and critics savaged it. Easton Ellis didnt like it either; his script was cut down by the director, and an important subplot about vampires was excised so it wouldnt confuse audiences. The author lays the blame for the movie at the feet of everyone else, stating That movie doesn't work for a lot of reasons, but I don't think any of those reasons are my fault.