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Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader are making a movie about sharks

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It's the thinking-man's shark movie we've all been waiting for. Bret Easton Ellis is teaming up with Paul Schrader — the screenwriter of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, among other movies you've probably heard of — to work on the script of Bait, a movie about how scary it is when people get eaten by sharks. 

The film is being described as a "psychological thriller," which may or may not be code for a horror film made by smart people. The plot follows a young man, who apparently steals a yacht and sails it into shark-infested waters with the intention of murdering the boat's passengers. But (intelligence alert), the man's rage is not the insanity of a regular killer. It's class warfare — he's angry at them because they are wealthy. 

So, perhaps these great literary minds will elevate the genre and create a beautiful work of film. Or, maybe they'll make Shark Night 3D with a few quotations from Das Kapital, a better soundtrack, and a half-hearted backstory about growing up poor next to wealthy beach town. We will all have to wait and see.