Myriad Pictures and RKO Pictures’ genre division, The Roseblood Movie Company, announce they are co-financing and producing a film based on an original screenplay by Bret Easton Ellis. The currently untitled project is scheduled to begin shooting in late summer 2009 and is to be directed by Brad Furman. The script tells the story of an awkward social outcast who, after being humiliated by a group of peers, exacts revenge by taking them hostage, with dire consequences. Ellis is best known for his edgy perspective on the lives of disaffected youth in such novels and screenplays as AMERICAN PSYCHO, LESS THAN ZERO and THE RULES OF ATTRACTION. Furman directed THE TAKE and is set to direct VALET for Alcon Entertainment.