American Psycho Author Wants Miles Fisher Or Scott Disick To Be The New Patrick Bateman
A couple years ago, actor/singer Miles Fischer decided to make a music video for his over of the Talking Heads song "This Must Be The Place." The clip was a parody of the Mary Harron's cult film American Psycho, in which Fischer played 80s yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman. In addition to being a catchy tune, the video was spot on, both well made and perfectly performed - and apparently it made quite an impression on the author of the original book, because now Bret Easton Ellis is calling for Miles Fischer to star in the recently announced remake.
Ellis, who published American Psycho back in 1991, recently sent out a Tweet saying, "I have warned Lionsgate that I will not approve a new version of "American Psycho" unless it stars SCOTT DISICK or MILES FISHER." Unlike Fischer, who, in addition to music videos, has had roles in movies like Final Destination 5 and J. Edgar, Disick is actually more of a reality star than an actor, as he is best known for being Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend. Unlike the 2000 adaptation, which was set during the 1980s and was as much a parody as it was a horror movie, the new on-screen version of the book will be set in modern day. Noble Jones is writing and directing the new film.
As much as I love the "This Must Be The Place" video and would be excited to see Miles Fischer get the part, I still can't support this remake in any way. As I said yesterday, setting the story in modern times completely misses the point. This is the only new version of American Psycho that I need:
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