Jonas Pate to Direct Bret Easton Ellis Script BAIT

     December 17, 2010

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Jonas Pate (Caprica) will direct the Bret Easton Ellis-scripted thriller Bait for Picture Machine and Galavis Films.  For those who don’t know, Ellis is the writer behind such novels as American Psycho, Less Than Zero, and The Rules of Attraction.  According to Variety, his script for Bait “centers on a disturbed woman who holds a group of American students hostage in shark-infested waters.”  I’m interested to see this movie so I can watch how the students get into that situation.

The film is set in Spain so I assume the students are on a break of some kind and carelessly backpacking through Europe without realize that most Europeans don’t see us as “exotic” as much as “eventually-murdered”.  But even if you remove European disdain, how does the hostage situation play out?  Does one of the students say, “Man!  How can this spring break get any worse?”  “We’re in shark-infested waters.”  “Oh.  That’s how.” (I used the image above because it features a shark and an explosion, and hopefully Bait will have both. Surprisingly enough, I couldn’t find an image of hostages in shark-infested waters.  Click over to TopatoCo to buy the shirt).

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