The Informers trailer online
So the trailer for the film The Informers, the adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel The Informers, has appeared online, and you know what? I have no idea what the hell it's about or what it's trying to tell us.
After watching it you have no sense of this film apart from two things, it seems to have an eighties style soundtrack and there are some interesting actors in it. Apart from that it just doesn't hold any interest.
It seems like there's just a series of scenes plucked from the film because they either have a semi interesting line or have a cool shot.
The opening sequence with the guy with blood over his shirt is confusing, and everything else is disconnected. The only thing that approaches making some sense seems to be the thread starring Billy Bob Thornton, whatever that's all about.
Bret Easton Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki wrote the screenplay, which might well have been heavily reworked by themselves or by the director Gregor Jordan, the editor and/or the studio, who knows, but the word is that rather large portions of the original story are gone.
According to IGN through The Movie Fanatic, where the trailer was found, a large and interesting aspect of the story has been removed, the appearance of the undead in the form of zombies and vampires woven into the fabric of Los Angeles life. Jon Foster, one of the actors in the film, reveals all:
"There are no more vampires. They took the vampires out. There are no zombies or monsters either...This is more about the narcissistic side of people's characters. God knows why they took the vampire characters out. I can't say if I was pleased or displeased, that is just the way it is."
The article suggests that it was Ellis and Jarecki that took out the undead thread (now there's a cool title) from the story. That I'm unsure of, and whether it will make the story stronger or weaker is something that I'll have to bow down to the readers of the novel to decide.
Have a look at the trailer for The Informers and see if you can wade through the mess. Oh, and it's rated R in America...can anyone guess why? Must be the scene of two people having sex...