Why Not?: Gus Van Sant, Bret Easton Ellis Teaming Up

October 14, 2009

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Joining Spider-Man and Werewolf in the ranks of team-ups I didn't see coming but could see working out pretty well, Gus Van Sant and Bret Easton Ellis have decided to collaborate on adapting the Vanity Fair article "The Golden Suicides" into a new film script. Variety, please explain the story:

Duncan and Blake formed a popular couple on the downtown New York and Venice, Calif., art scenes. She was one of the first videogame designers for girls, and his "digital paintings" -- kaleidoscopic images shown on plasma screens -- established him as a rising star on the circuit.

The couple descended into a paranoid spiral when the artists developed a consuming belief that government and religious organizations were conspiring against them. She killed herself in 2007. Blake found her body on the floor of their bedroom, and walked into the Atlantic Ocean a week later, ending his life.

Sounds like a match made in three-named heaven!

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