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.
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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.