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Has It Comes To This? Paul Schrader To Direct Bret Easton Ellis-Penned Shark Hostage Pic 'Bait'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2011 2:30 AM
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As much as we love Paul Schrader, it's tough to admit that the acclaimed screenwriter and director has been on a bit of a slide. It has been nearly a decade since the excellent "Auto Focus" and since then, he's directed three films: the compromised and troubled production of "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist," the escort thriller "The Walker" and the WWII sexual fetish pic (really) "Adam Resurrected." What each of those films share is a diminishing audience and critical regard with each subsequent picture. Since his last flick in 2008, Schrader has been attached to a couple of projects -- the Bollywood backed "Xtreme City" and more recently the vengeance pic "The Jesuit" -- but none of them have really started moving (the latter project was supposed to have started shooting in March but word has been very quiet). Unfortunately, it looks like Schrader is taking on a pretty terrible sounding work-for-hire gig.

Bret Easton Ellis Wrote A Movie About Students Held Hostage In Shark Infested Waters Called 'Bait'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2010 10:29 AM
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  • 1 Comment
So Bret Easton Ellis, chronicler of all things unsavoury by people with easy access to drugs, sex and money ("American Psycho," "The Informers") has written a movie about students held hostage in shark infested water. It's called "Bait." Of course.

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