American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis sells Imperial Bedrooms movie rights

Posted on 19 July 2010
By Holly Milner
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Cash-strapped Bret Easton Ellis has sold the film rights to upcoming novel Imperial Bedrooms, a follow up to his first novel and cult film, Less Than Zero staring Robert Downey Jnr.

The American Psycho author appears to have lost all enthusiasm after originally announcing the sequel: ‘would be a great idea’ and hopes to able to reunite with Iron Man hunk Downey Junior.

But he hinted that his quick sale of the movie rights was money motivated rather than taking up the challenge of seeing his words translated to celluloid.

Ellis has always insisted the Less Than Zero film beared little resemblance to his novel and felt the only worthwhile actors in it were Downey Junior and James Spader.

Speaking at a GQ party Ellis said: “In an ideal world, I would love to have the same cast as before as it is the same characters.

“But I don’t think Robert will do this one – he is in a different place now.

“Actually scratch that, in an ideal world the film would not get made, but I would still get the money.”