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New American Psycho Developing
Patrick Bateman getting an update?

08 December 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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New American Psycho Developing

Though the book was only last adapted back in 2000, Lionsgate has decided that what it really needs to do is craft another take on American Psycho.

You’ll likely recall that director Mary Harron was behind that version of Bret Easton Ellis’ satirical novel, which saw Christian Bale deliver a killer (fnarr) performance as Patrick Bateman, an investment banker whose smooth corporate surface belied a boiling cauldron of hate and violence which spewed over at night as he kills colleagues and call girls*.

Noble Jones, a rising star of ads and music video directing gigs (and a protégé of David Fincher who shot second unit on The Social Network) has pitched an idea to the studio that would switch the setting from Bateman’s original ‘80s Manhattan milieu to modern-day Noo Yoik.

Jones has apparently now turned in a finished script and is waiting to see if Lionsgate gives the go-ahead. While we’re really not certain the world needs another version of the story (and it already spawned a much less effective sequel), Jones does at least warrant some interest given his links to Fincher. And who knows? Maybe there really is something to say about the financial situation through Bateman’s ways in these post-Crash times?

*Or does he? Etc.


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LOL
Is this because of the crappy straight to video sequel? More

Posted by petethejakey at 15:46 on 15 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New American Psycho Developing
How about following The Social Network with... The ]social Network Ker-ching!! More

Posted by jobloffski at 23:12 on 12 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New American Psycho Developing
L: jobloffski No mega huge problem with this. The period of the original story was selected for being an iconic time of greed at the top of the tree, with irony free rich people loving Les Miserables while despising the real poor/homeless, and having no empathy with the less well off and not enough individual identity to be particularly distinguishable from each other. That is not something limited to the Yuppie period Ellis selected as the setting of his story, and IMO this stuff is More

Posted by Super Hans at 21:45 on 12 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New American Psycho Developing
i agree why keep remaking films seriously can no one come up with an original idea. More

Posted by buffster28 at 17:52 on 12 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New American Psycho Developing
What. The fuck? More

Posted by DazDaMan at 19:19 on 10 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New American Psycho Developing
No mega huge problem with this. The period of the original story was selected for being an iconic time of greed at the top of the tree, with irony free rich people loving Les Miserables while despising the real poor/homeless, and having no empathy with the less well off and not enough individual identity to be particularly distinguishable from each other. That is not something limited to the Yuppie period Ellis selected as the setting of his story, and IMO this stuff is more important than More

Posted by jobloffski at 01:33 on 10 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: New American Psycho Developing
I won't bother repeating myself with what I said in the Starship Troopers remake thread as it mostly applies here too.   I don't really see the value in a remake of this - even less so rejigging it to a current day setting.  Wasn't the 80s an integral part of the whole point of the story? Lazy, lazy, lazy.  They do genuinely seem to be getting worse for remaking stuff when there really is no call for it. More

Posted by Super Hans at 13:43 on 09 December 2011 | Report This Post

Psycho already got remade. It was terrible. I imagine this will stop when people stop paying to see this unnecessary retooling that just keeps happening without producing anything worthwhile in the process. There are good remakes, but not many. Scorcese and Morricone are in a minority. This film isn't even old! It's not even foreign language (not that that should be an acceptable reason- just plug the original. If people can't cope with subtitles they don't deserve the story). It's just fucking More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 12:45 on 09 December 2011 | Report This Post

The original is too good
Let's remake Fight Club, One Flew Over The Cuckoos nest, 12 Angry Men, the Shining, 2001, Psycho. I mean, why the fuck not. Clearly nothing is sacred anymore. More

Posted by lil_loner93 at 12:06 on 09 December 2011 | Report This Post

Just go watch the 2000 movie.
It's f*cking brilliant! It's so funny and scathing and dark and such a rich, well-chosen mixture of ideas and emotions. Bale jumps head first into it and his commitment totally makes the picture. The production design and the overall tone is quite bright, bold and even tongue-in-cheek, making the violence (which is not overly graphic) all the more shocking through juxtaposition. I fear a new movie would probably try to be 'gritty' and 'real', but that might feel like the easy route as everyon More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:53 on 09 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Is that a remake? I bloody well hope not paul!
L: Darth Marenghi The Harron film is hardly a classic, but chalk this up on the pile of unnecessary remakes clogging up the schedules... isagree - I think it is one of the great films of the 00s. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 23:58 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Just fuck off already
L: temetnosce If this guy is linked to Social Network he's probably lining up Justin Timberflake as Bateman. That'd be bad enough but setting it now as well... what's the point? Just because there's a bit of 1% bullshit going on they think the time is now to satirize them? NOBODY whose seen what Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, Christian Bale et al achieved wants this. Nobody with any sort of love for film wants this. Bret Easton Ellis was writing about a time and place which has been adapt More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 23:50 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

In a day of remake announcements
I'd like to announce that I myself am currently planning a remake of Citizen Kane I'm setting it in the UK and the main location will be Birmingham. It will be in colour and more importantly in 3D/smell-O-vision. More

Posted by Loosecrew at 23:41 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

Oh please just stop it
I've been fairly passive in regards to remakes over the years, but this just crosses the line. I don't care if he's a protege of Fincher, if he's really got potential then he'd think of an original idea instead of stealing one and pretending he's got something new to give it (incidentally, from this it doesn't even sound like he does). American Psycho does NOT need to be remade for a long time - if at all. It's perfect the way it is; Bale is excellent and the direction is flawless. I mean, i More

Posted by Whistler at 23:37 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Is that a remake? I bloody well hope not paul!
The Harron film is hardly a classic, but chalk this up on the pile of unnecessary remakes clogging up the schedules... More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 23:17 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

Is that a remake? I bloody well hope not paul!
This is a really horrible and stupid idea. I don't see anyone capturing the character of Patrick Bateman as well as Christian Bale did. The film is brilliant and there is no need at all for a remake and a modern day version just doesn't make any sense. Also the quote from the above quote is awesome! More

Posted by Star_trekking16 at 23:11 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

OH JESUS CHRIST.......NO¬!!!!
I think that's what Edward Woodward said in terror and fear at the abomination that awaits him. Firstly there was that moronic idea to do an American Psycho musical, and now ANOTHER POINTLESS remake. Like Oldboy and Akira it's an original that should left unmolested by idiots and jobbers. If you make I will hack you up as Phil Collins is playing on the stereo. More

Posted by Taz69 at 23:06 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

Just fuck off already
If this guy is linked to Social Network he's probably lining up Justin Timberflake as Bateman. That'd be bad enough but setting it now as well... what's the point? Just because there's a bit of 1% bullshit going on they think the time is now to satirize them? NOBODY whose seen what Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, Christian Bale et al achieved wants this. Nobody with any sort of love for film wants this. Bret Easton Ellis was writing about a time and place which has been adapted and represented ve More

Posted by temetnosce at 22:43 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

What?!?!
Is it April??? Is this some sick joke??? What a fucking stupid idea!!! Going to stop reading the article as getting really angry...I've got to return some video tapes!!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 22:38 on 08 December 2011 | Report This Post

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