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American Psycho remake?

From Collider:

Lionsgate has hired Noble Jones to write and direct a new adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis‘ American Psycho. Jones is a protégé of David Fincher having worked as the second unit director on The Social Network. According to Deadline, Jones pitched the project to Lionsgate earlier this year and turned in a script about a month ago. Variety adds that the project has not been greenlit yet, but Deadline says that the new version will have a lower budget than the 2000 adaptation starring Christian Bale. More importantly, the remake will bring yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman into present-day New York whereas writer-director Mary Harron kept the late 1980s setting of Ellis’ novel.

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sorry, riotinmyskull.. but I gotta steal this..

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sorry, riotinmyskull.. but I gotta steal this..



Right on! I call and bet.

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I felt the timeframe actually helped the film. I bet it goes straight horror and misses the whole dark humor aspect of the original.....I'll pass.
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Can Bale return?
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Why? He already did it perfect the first time.
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The first American Psycho had a budget of $7 million. Pretty low budget already. Not saying that a lower budget would necessarily be bad, but what's the point of saying that it'll have a lower budget than the first one which already had a low budget?

American Psycho isn't a masterpiece or anything but I can't imagine how a remake could ever improve on the original and moving it to present time doesn't help at all.
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The whole point of the original story, of the original movie, was that is was a commentary on 80's excess! How can you remake a story and take out the main fucking aspect of that story?
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Well, there's definitely still excess nowadays. Not a whole lot has changed.
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awww fuck

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Will they bring back Huey Lewis and the News?
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wait till the fan uproar hits when Patrick Bateman now talks about how much better todays top 40s music is compared to older stuff
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Will they bring back Huey Lewis and the News?
He'll probably ask his victims if they've heard the new Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga album. Instead of holding up a cd he'll pull out his iPod.
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Also, he's no longer a sex-addicted psycho, he's a gambling-addicted narcoleptic. The screenplay opens with him sitting at a slot machine, and ends two hours later with Bateman still sitting in front of the same machine, sleeping.
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Well, guess I don't have to see it now.
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He'll probably ask his victims if they've heard the new Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga album. Instead of holding up a cd he'll pull out his iPod.


I was thinking the same thing.

Patrick Bateman: Did you know that Katy Perry's third CD, called simply Teenage Dream had 5 number one singles on it? Did you know that, Christie?

Elizabeth: [laughing] You actually listen to Katy Perry? You own a Katy Perry MP3 download? More than one?

Patrick Bateman: It's hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but "California Gurls" is one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity. Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves. Since, Elizabeth, it's impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with ourselves. It's an important message, crucial really. And it's beautifully stated on the album.


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American Psycho is really love it or hate it and I absolutely loved it. The novel is excellent as well. Leave well enough alone, people. Absurd idea.
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I was thinking the same thing.

Patrick Bateman: Did you know that Katy Perry's third CD, called simply Teenage Dream had 5 number one singles on it? Did you know that, Christie?

Elizabeth: [laughing] You actually listen to Katy Perry? You own a Katy Perry MP3 download? More than one?

Patrick Bateman: It's hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but "California Gurls" is one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity. Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves. Since, Elizabeth, it's impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with ourselves. It's an important message, crucial really. And it's beautifully stated on the album.


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American Psycho is really love it or hate it and I absolutely loved it. The novel is excellent as well. Leave well enough alone, people. Absurd idea.
Ha ha. I assume Paul Allen won't care about Katy Perry just like he didn't care about Huey Lewis.
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Re: American Psycho remake?

I wonder if it's any easier to get a reservation at Dorsia in 2011?
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Since the original is a period piece, it holds up very well. It's also shot in a way that doesn't date it at all. I don't see the point in remaking this.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to return some video tapes.
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I wonder if it's any easier to get a reservation at Dorsia in 2011?
Nobody goes there anymore. Is that Ivana Trump?
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The 2000 film is one of the best films of the 00's, imo. There is no reason for a remake at all.

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I dunno about best of the 2000s. Depending on how long that best of list is...maybe I dunno.
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"I have to return some videota--blu-rays."

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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
I dunno about best of the 2000s. Depending on how long that best of list is...maybe I dunno.
It's a great movie. One of the rare few that are actually better than the book.
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I dunno about best of the 2000s. Depending on how long that best of list is...maybe I dunno.
I'd put it in the top 5 for the 2000's.

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