Following yesterday's Internet freak-out and breakdown about American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis comments involving executives saying bad things about Warner Bros. top-secret Ben Affleck Batman screenplay. The author has now decided to take back those comments and clarify that what he said was kind of taken out of context and admit he messed up.
Ellis has now offered a clarification of his remarks on his own Facebook feed – emphasizing that he was describing second-hand information and had not seen the script himself:
“During a long interview with The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, we talked about reasons why studio movies are so bad now and touched on the global needs of the marketplace. I told him something I had heard about the new Batman movie as an example of what might be the problem: I was talking with two executives who have NOTHING to do with the Batman movie and who KNEW people who were involved with the production.
The two executives I was having dinner with were relating the problems they had heard about the script from people working on the Batman project–that’s all. I know no one involved with the Batman movie and I didn’t realize that my comments would make it into The Ringer piece or else I wouldn’t have cited that particular movie–I have no idea what the Batman script is like and I regret that it came off as if I was disparaging the project. Another reason to be careful giving interviews.”
See everything is a ok folks! It was all bullshit! Hopefully Mr. Ellis has learned his lesson when talking about anything involving Batman with loose lips. So what are your thoughts on all of this crazy stuff? Sound off in the comments section with your thoughts. As always, thanks for stopping by ECMOVIEGUYS!