There's an extensive, revealing audio interview on with author/sometime bad boy Bret Easton Ellis. Ellis, a minor master of the soundbite ("Every writer is different. Every writer is a snowflake"), seems extraordinarily relaxed here, and he's got an awful lot to say about his career, his bad reputation, and his love for Stephen King. Most interesting for us, he also talks about movies. He admits to being a near-obsessive moviegoer; a typical day for him apparently involves going to see film in the middle of the day instead of going to lunch. At one point, he says that whilst it's not uncommon for him to see six or seven films a week, he also walks out of a lot of them - "so maybe it's more like three-and-a-half."

Ellis also talks about his relationship with Pulp Fiction screenwriter Roger Avary, who directed a film adaptation of Ellis' debauched college drama The Rules of Attraction. Avary also owns the rights to Ellis' Glamorama, the epic story of Victor Ward, a male model-turned-international terrorist, and though he's written a script, he's apparently having trouble getting it produced. "Getting the money is tough," Ellis says,  "Because it's about an American who has committed terrorist acts in Europe." Ellis mentions that though Avary originally wanted to make the film with Kip Pardue (who played Victor in Attraction), the production is going to end up being "too expensive" for him to do it with the relatively unknown actor. Pardue is still on the Glamorama's IMDB page, but that may or may not actually mean anything.

[via Greencine Daily]
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