It’s no secret Bret Easton Ellis isn’t a big fan of the movie American Psycho. The author considers the satire a perfectly fine film, but as an adaptation of his own work, he finds it deeply flawed. For many reasons, Ellis considered the book unable to be adapted.
Mary Harron‘s film has gained a considerable following since its theatrical release, but as any fan of American Psycho knows, she wasn’t the only director ever involved in the project. Below, Ellis discusses the script he once wrote for David Cronenberg (Dead Ringers), which the director wasn’t particularly fond of.
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Many times, the international version of a movie poster is much better than the domestic one. International marketing teams seem more willing to take visual risks, and therefore, we’re given more interesting and evocative artwork.
So what if your favorite limited, pop culture art was given a foreign spin? That’s the general idea behind Native Tongue, a three person show that opens November 9 at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, CA. Jay Shaw, Jason Liwag and Rico Cabina have each made new posters that look like they’re from overseas for some of their favorite films. Shaw did Polish-inspired works, Cabina simulated Mexican designs, and Liwag did Japanese. The result is a simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar collection of movie posters for films like Dick Tracy, Eyes Wide Shut, Big Trouble In Little China, and The Rocketeer. Check out a small sampling below. Read More »
Briefly: Mary Harron’s American Psycho, the film adaptation of a novel by Bret Easton Ellis, was not a major hit when it premiered in 2000. But the film gained traction as an effective satire, thanks in no small part to the dedicated performance from Christian Bale. Thirteen years later, American Psycho is well-established as one of those cultish films that just about everyone recognizes.
That’s why there has been a stage musical version in development, a possible theatrical remake, and possibly even a sequel feature. And now FX is developing a sequel TV series, which is written to take place now, decades after the events of the original film. We’ll find Patrick Bateman in his ’50s (likely played by someone other than Bale), “taking on a protégé in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal — a next generation American Psycho.” All of which sounds like some of the remake and theoretical sequel ideas from Ellis linked above have been folded into this series. That’s all we’ve got right now.
Stefan Jaworski is writing and exec producing. [Deadline]
One of the most famous scenes in Mary Harron‘s American Psycho turns in on itself in thanks to Funny or Die. The scene in question finds Christan Bale’s character Patrick Bateman pointing out the cultural and musical value of Huey Lewis and the News while preparing to murder a colleague.
Funny or Die’s version puts Huey Lewis into the Bateman role, turning the scene into a psychopathic cultural ouroboros. But why’s “Weird” Al Yankovic in this parody? I think you already know. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
In this edition of Sequel Bits, it is once again hip to be square. As well as to be mutated, undead, and/or cyborgian. After the jump:
- Yes, Jennifer Lawrence wants to do X-Men: First Class 2
- Bret Easton Ellis says Patrick Bateman would want to get it on with Chris Brown and Rihanna
- [REC]3: Genesis gets a creepy new trailer
- Producer Victor Kubicek talks Terminator Salvation, wishes the Terminator 5 folks good luck
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We’ve heard rumblings and now the threat is real: Lionsgate is developing a new film based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel American Psycho. The studio has just hired Noble Jones to write the script. Jones seems at first like an unknown quantity, as his few IMDB credits include second-unit director on part of The Social Network, and shooting and directing the doc 10 Days Out: Blues From the Backroads. But he’s also got credits as a commercial and music video director, so it’s not like he came out of nowhere.
A few more details on the new American Psycho are below. Read More »
If you read /Film on a regular basis, you know that we love cool movie posters. And out of everyone on the site, I think I’m probably the most obsessed. I’m always scouring galleries and websites for awesome posters based on pop culture to add to my ever growing addiction collection. So, I’m really digging this set of posters called Dress the Part. It’s 10 posters of some of your favorite films, but solely of famous fashion from the film. Included in the set are American Psycho, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Dumb and Dumber, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Shaun of the Dead, Superman, The Shining, The Usual Suspects, Top Gun, and Wall Street. You can check out all the posters, designed by MoxyCreative with illustration credits to James Alexander Mathers and Andrew Lau, after the jump and even find out where to buy them. Read More »
It says a lot about the performance of Christian Bale as the murderous banker Patrick Bateman that, when most people hear the title American Psycho, they immediately think of Mary Harron‘s 2000 movie rather than the original novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Can any cohort of singing and dancing performers hope to upstage Bale’s Bateman, or even stand up to it? Let’s hope so, as American Psycho is being adapted as a stage musical. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 by David Chen
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