The Ringer published a big piece today titled “Movies Aren’t Dead, but They’ll Never Be the Same” about the state of the movie industry, and one of the people they spoke to was Bret Easton Ellis. Ellis is best known as the author of the book “American Pyscho” (Christian Bale stared in the movie), and apparently he has some big Hollywood friends.
“I was having dinner with a couple of executives who know other executives who are working on the [forthcoming] Batman movie, The Batman,” Ellis told The Ringer.
“And they were just telling me that there are serious problems with the script. And that the executives I was having dinner with were complaining about people who work on the Batman movie. And they just said they went to the studio and they said, ‘Look, the script is … Here’s 30 things that are wrong with it that we can fix.’ And [the executives] said, ‘We don’t care. We don’t really care. The amount of money we’re going to make globally, I mean 70 percent of our audience is not going to be seeing this in English. And it doesn’t really matter, these things that you’re bringing up about the flaws of the script.’ So I do think global concerns play a big part in how movies, and what movies, are being made, obviously.”
This past summer, Ben Affleck publicly stated that he’s not happy with the script. He was even working on it last month while he traveling to promote The Accountant. But if everything Bret Easton Ellis said is true about Warner Bros. executives not caring, that’s very concerning! Ben Affleck keeps saying “there is no Batman movie”, yet apparently the movie is scheduled to begin shooting in the spring. Hopefully he’s not being pressured to get started before he’s 100% ready.
Update: The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez, who just broke huge Justice League casting news, says that this rumor is “100% not true”.
What do you make of these comments? Do you think it’s all just BS? Let me know in the comments below.
SOURCE: The Ringer