Matt Smith, who has traveled time and space on the science-fiction TV series “Doctor Who,” is putting down his sonic screwdriver and picking up some sharper, earth-made implements to play the bloodthirsty Patrick Bateman in a London stage musical adaptation of “American Psycho,” its press representatives said Monday to the New York Times.
The “American Psycho” musical, adapted from the controversial Bret Easton Ellis novel about a mentally unbalanced young professional, will be presented at London’s Almeida Theater from Dec. 3 through Jan. 25. It features a score by Duncan Sheik, the Tony Award-winning composer of “Spring Awakening,” and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who has also written for “Glee” and contributed to the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”
Lionsgate is also developing a television series based on the film adaptation from 2000, which starred Christian Bale as Bateman.
Deadline reports that American Psycho is headed to television!
FX has put in development an “American Psycho” drama series that takes place decades after the events in the 2000 movie starring Christian Bale and the novel on which the film was based.
Described as an update of American Psycho, the drama series fast-forwards from the late 1980s, when the movie was set, to present day. It will feature serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in his mid-50s but as outrageous and lethal as ever, taking on a protégé in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal — a next-generation American Psycho.
Lionsgate TV, whose sibling Lionsgate Films was behind the American Psycho feature, and FX Prods are producing the series shepherded by former Lionsgate Films head of production-turned producer Allison Shearmur and writer Stefan Jaworski.
The project will be written by Jaworski who will executive produce with Shearmur and Ed Pressman. READ MORE
Yesterday we posted a low quality video of Kanye West‘s Yeezus commercial, which was heavily inspired by the 2000 classic American Psycho. Starring Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban, the video re-enacts the famous Huey Lewis And The News scene. You can watch the hi-quality video below.
While the original scene is full of tension and black humor, this “tribute” is full of quite possibly the most annoying voicework I’ve ever seen. I’m told that Disick is some kind of reality TV star (I’ve honestly never heard of him before today) but this really makes me question why. Then again, a lot of mega popular culture makes me shake my head, so I guess it only makes sense. READ MORE
Rapper Kanye West is poised to release his latest opus Yeezus tomorrow via Roc-A-Fella Records. Over the weekend, West hosted an L.A. listening party where he projected a short film that is basically a shot-for-shot copy of the classic Huey Lewis And The News scene from American Psycho. The short film stars reality TV star Scott Disick in the role of Patrick Bateman and Kim Kardashian BFF Jonathan Cheban. You can watch a super blurry, terrible audio quality video capture of the film below.
Yeezus is one of the year’s most anticipated albums and features three tracks produced by Daft Punk. West built this album around his concept of ADGAF (I don’t give a f*ck). He wanted there to be no theme aside from the theme that it be dark. A track that was done with EDM sensation Skrillex was cut from the album. Since being leaked recently, the album has been getting mixed reviews. READ MORE
In competition for the “meta of the day” award is this brilliant send-up of American Psycho featuring Huey Lewis and Weird Al Yankovic. Not only does it accurately describe that film’s subtext (or text, as there’s very little “sub” about it) and cultural ascent, it manages to do so using the object – Huey Lewis – of the conversation in the film that it recreates. It’s like an infinite loop.
The addition of Al is a nice touch, since there’s at least a plausible reason why Lewis would have a beef with him – much the same as Patrick Bateman has a beef with Jared Leto’s Paul Allen in the original film.
Head inside to check it out! READ MORE
As we learned in American Psycho, serial killer Patrick Bateman had a rigorous morning routine. Me? I just slap some water on my naughty bits, find the least odorous clothes out of some dark corner of my apartment, and I’m ready to go. It looks like Raiden from the Metal Gear series, and most recently Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, has a similarly detailed routine. Youtuber Freddie Wong does an amazing job of recreating that unforgettable scene with Metal Gear Sunrising, which you can watch after the break.
Here’s a weird piece of news that’s circulating this late Friday afternoon, apparently American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis has already put his foot down on who would play the psychotic Patrick Bateman in the forthcoming remake being penned by Noble Jones.
“I have warned Lionsgate that I will not approve a new version of ‘American Psycho’ unless it stars Scott Disick or Miles Fisher,” Ellis states on Twitter.
Disick is the scummy douche that appears on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, and shockingly is a perfect fit for the role. What I don’t like is that Disick would be playing himself, and there’s nothing worse than watch a dick play a dick. Pass.
Fisher, on the other hand, fits the bill as a snarky, sharpshooting swindler with a gross air of confidence that I can get behind. I did dig his work in Final Destination.
Yet, what it all boils down to is that nobody will be better than Christian Bale. This reeks of a terrible idea. What are your thoughts? READ MORE
File this one under “who cares”…
Lionsgate is moving forward with a new American Psycho with Noble Jones tapped to “adapt a new version” based on the Bret Easton-Ellis novel, reports Variety. A new version/adaption implies a reboot of the 2000 film directed by Mary Harron, which starred Christian Bale as a wealthy New York investment banking executive who hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
The project is in development, which means it could be years before anything comes into fruition. But let’s be clear, nobody will be better than Bale, and the original is far from outdated. It’ll be interesting to see what Lionsgate has up their sleeve.
Lionsgate also released the direct-to-video sequel American Psycho II: All American Girl starring Mila Kunis in 2002.
*Update via Deadline 11:26AM PST: “His take was to tap the Bret Easton Ellis novel and turn it into a down and dirty new version that imagines how yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman would fare in New York today, factoring in how the world has changed since the 2000 film that starred Christian Bale.” READ MORE
The long-gestured “American Psycho” stage play is still working its way towards Broadway and the producers behind the adaptation spoke to the NY Post about what me might expect. Dubbed “American Psycho: The Musical”, audience members should be expecting some tunes, while the playwright promises plenty of gore. But the biggest shocker is the productions plans of bringing in Tom Cruise for a small (hilarious) cameo. Deets inside.
Patrick Bateman is a homicidal maniac working on the New York stock exchange. His reasons for killing are debatable, such as extreme envy of fellow co-workers, material obsession, pure hatred or simply no other reason than complete insanity. His lunacy escalates throughout the film, killing at least 20 people in the process, including models, homeless people, co-workers, friends, and anyone else who stands in his way, be it rage, jealousy, or something else. The only person who he seems to sympathise with is his secretary, Jean, who eventually he can’t help but have a desire to murder her. Many times, Patrick can’t tell whether these events are real, or simply part of a psychotic delusion brought on by his problems.
A young, well-to-do man isn’t quite as normal as he seems….once you notice all the body parts of women he keeps in his apartment.