‘American Psycho’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ writers team up for shark movie

Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader to make 'Bait'

Taxi Driver and Raging Bull screenwriter, Paul Schrader, is to direct the forthcoming film Bait, written by Bret Easton Ellis.

Ellis, most famous for his 1980s satire American Psycho, has written an original screenplay centred around a young man who takes revenge on the obnoxious clientele of a beach club.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the film will see the man steer a yacht filled with bourgeois college students into shark-infested waters.

The script marks Ellis‘ first original script to be green-lit. In 2008, he adapted his own tome The Informers, and has subsequently adapted Michael Hornburg‘s novel Downer’s Grove. The latter is currently in production.

The director of Bait, Paul Schrader, has written four films for Martin Scorsese, including Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Bringing Out The Dead. His directorial efforts include American Gigolo and the remake of Cat People. He also helmed Dominion: Prequel To The Exorcist.

As well as American Psycho, starring Christian Bale, Bret Easton Ellis‘ novels Less Than Zero and The Rules Of Attraction have also been adapted for the big screen with varying degrees of success.

Bait is set to start filming in November, off the coast of Puerto Rico.