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(Digital Spy)   Today in unnecessary projects: Bret Easton Ellis is developing a TV series that will be a sequel to American Psycho, featuring a fifty-something Patrick Bateman who takes on a new serial killer apprentice   (digitalspy.com) divider line 37
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2013-09-10 11:54:11 PM
Will the theme be performed by Huey Lewis and the News?
 
2013-09-10 11:58:03 PM
Really? I heard the project got axed.

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2013-09-11 04:23:20 AM
Call it American Hannibal....
 
2013-09-11 04:28:11 AM
Aren't they finishing that show in two weeks? I believe it goes by the name Dexter.
 
2013-09-11 05:02:39 AM
Well, this sounds like a great idea.

Let's take a movie that was based on a book that was a satire centered on the opulence and excess of the 1980's and fast-forward 20 years. And make it a TV series. Oh, and let's get rid of the only interesting part of the book or movie (the ambiguity over whether it was all his fantasy) and give him a sidekick instead. Get Ben Affleck on the phone for the lead, and Michael Cera for the young ingenue.

/profit?
//
 
2013-09-11 05:04:46 AM

tacos4jesus: Well, this sounds like a great idea.

Let's take a movie that was based on a book that was a satire centered on the opulence and excess of the 1980's and fast-forward 20 years. And make it a TV series. Oh, and let's get rid of the only interesting part of the book or movie (the ambiguity over whether it was all his fantasy) and give him a sidekick instead. Get Ben Affleck on the phone for the lead, and Michael Cera for the young ingenue.

/profit?
//


Dude, dude... but monies.
 
2013-09-11 05:21:25 AM
Brett Ellis, always having to remind people that he was sort of famous in the late 80s - early 90s.
 
2013-09-11 05:24:56 AM
Wasn't there already a sequel to the movie and didn't it suck balls?
 
2013-09-11 05:48:16 AM
PG rated Dexter?
 
2013-09-11 06:13:18 AM
I thought that the point of the end of the book was that Bateman was NOT a serial killer ?
 
2013-09-11 06:37:07 AM
Wait a minute....Christian Bale....Patrick Bateman

Do you like Phil Collins, Bane?

Don't just stare at Talia's ass, Catwoman- EAT IT!
 
2013-09-11 06:44:54 AM
Well somebody must be broke.

/BEE sucks, Ray.
 
2013-09-11 06:53:11 AM

FullMetalPanda: Wasn't there already a sequel to the movie and didn't it suck balls?


It didn't actually suck. I thought it was more comedy than anything else. Plus: Mila Kunis
 
2013-09-11 06:56:29 AM
One of the best things about the book is the ambiguity of the ending created by the fact that the narrator is completely unreliable. So, let's just shiat on that by creating a sequel.

Maybe the author just go lucky and didn't actually intend that reading of the book.
 
2013-09-11 07:13:01 AM

eiger: One of the best things about the book is the ambiguity of the ending created by the fact that the narrator is completely unreliable. So, let's just shiat on that by creating a sequel.

Maybe the author just go lucky and didn't actually intend that reading of the book.



Nah, it just sounds like Bret is strapped for cash, and decided to pitch what basically sounds like a mashup of Dexter and Breaking Bad.
 
2013-09-11 07:15:52 AM
He's probably got a lot of white male angst built up to write about like the time he asked for rainbow jimmies and instead got chocolate and then the girl behind the counter wouldn't sleep with him.
 
2013-09-11 07:18:09 AM

eiger: One of the best things about the book is the ambiguity of the ending created by the fact that the narrator is completely unreliable. So, let's just shiat on that by creating a sequel.


They're going to keep that theme but shift the unreliability from the narrator to the laugh track.
 
2013-09-11 07:22:19 AM

tacos4jesus: Let's take a movie that was based on a book that was a satire centered on the opulence and excess of the 1980's and fast-forward 20 years. And make it a TV series. Oh, and let's get rid of the only interesting part of the book or movie (the ambiguity over whether it was all his fantasy) and give him a sidekick instead. Get Ben Affleck on the phone for the lead, and Michael Cera for the young ingenue.


Patrick: Do you like Phil Collins?
Sparky the Sidekick: Meh...maybe his stuff with Brand X and Flaming Youth. They're pretty obscure...
 
2013-09-11 09:46:22 AM
LOL. No way this gets made after his "The Canyons" debacle.
 
2013-09-11 09:52:28 AM
Can't wait for the Coma Baby to get his own series. Should be just as riveting as this one promises to be.
 
2013-09-11 09:55:22 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: Wait a minute....Christian Bale....Patrick Bateman

Do you like Phil Collins, Bane?

Don't just stare at Talia's ass, Catwoman- EAT IT!


Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Catwoman, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Talia, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Talia, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Catwoman, get down on your knees so Talia can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Talia, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.
 
2013-09-11 11:06:14 AM

tacos4jesus: Well, this sounds like a great idea.

Let's take a movie that was based on a book that was a satire centered on the opulence and excess of the 1980's and fast-forward 20 years. And make it a TV series. Oh, and let's get rid of the only interesting part of the book or movie (the ambiguity over whether it was all his fantasy) and give him a sidekick instead. Get Ben Affleck on the phone for the lead, and Michael Cera for the young ingenue.

/profit?
//


Still better than the existing sequel to American Psycho, which is officially the worst movie I've ever seen.

/And I'm usually the first one to defend movies
//At least things  happened in the Star Wars prequels
 
2013-09-11 11:23:28 AM

FullMetalPanda: Wasn't there already a sequel to the movie and didn't it suck balls?


Yes, I was just about to ask why the hell they're always playing the sequel on one of the premium cable channels (can't remember which one). Can it really be getting that good of ratings when most people still don't know it exists?
 
2013-09-11 11:29:56 AM

Bslim: FullMetalPanda: Wasn't there already a sequel to the movie and didn't it suck balls?

It didn't actually suck. I thought it was more comedy than anything else. Plus: Mila Kunis


What's to laugh at? As I recall, the sequel went something like:

-Girl who somehow killed notorious serial killer Bateman (way to kill the ambiguity) as a child is a college freshman and is studying criminal psychology or somesuch

-Bunch of meaningless and uninteresting party scenes

-She meets a bunch of guys that we never see again. I guess we're supposed to be wondering if she killed them or not, but it isn't even directly hinted at that she might have killed them.

-Briefly interesting scene where a girl seems to be stalking her in the library. It's never brought up again or given any meaning or explanation.

-More meaningless party scenes and brief intros of guys we don't see again.

-Kinda out-of-nowhere climax where she tries to murder her professor (Shatner), dies trying, and then somehow isn't dead and tries to kill him again.

I have never seen a movie so devoid of plot, or anything, for that matter.

/I later read that the screenplay wasn't written as a sequel to anything, but someone decided to make it one
 
2013-09-11 11:33:28 AM

Fireproof: Still better than the existing sequel to American Psycho, which is officially the worst movie I've ever seen.


I don't know, there are worse IMHO but yeah this was was practically unwatchable.
 
2013-09-11 11:36:11 AM
It would be funny if the second movie was canon to the series, and in fact "Patrick Bateman" is Mila Kunis disguised as Bateman (who she killed when she was 12 years old.)
 
2013-09-11 11:50:09 AM

tacos4jesus:  Oh, and let's get rid of the only interesting part of the book or movie (the ambiguity over whether it was all his fantasy)


I wouldn't call it the ONLY interesting part, but otherwise spot on. That was my favorite part of the movie. Did he commit all these atrocities and no one cares, or did he imagine it all?
 
2013-09-11 11:57:10 AM

Benjamin Stone: tacos4jesus:  Oh, and let's get rid of the only interesting part of the book or movie (the ambiguity over whether it was all his fantasy)

I wouldn't call it the ONLY interesting part, but otherwise spot on. That was my favorite part of the movie. Did he commit all these atrocities and no one cares, or did he imagine it all?


Hopefully I'm not ruining everything for you, but in her comments on how much she hated the sequel, the author of the book said that the killings weren't real.

/Of course, that's the book and not the movie
 
2013-09-11 12:14:36 PM
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I use to be a fan of his work, but lately when I see young pics of him I can only think. 'yeeeeeeeeees I MADE it! and I'm never going to give it up NO MATTER THE COST!'
 
2013-09-11 01:10:55 PM
The movie was pretty good, but if you haven't read the book, you are missing out. It's MUCH weirder, and funnier, and graphic. The satire of it all is very evident, too.

There really is nothing else like it, style-wise.
 
2013-09-11 01:16:31 PM
I didn't realize that boutique nihilism was still hip. Guess you learn something new every day.
 
2013-09-11 01:34:34 PM

padraig: I thought that the point of the end of the book was that Bateman was NOT a serial killer ?


Never saw the sequel to American Psycho, so that's why I was under the impression from the first movie is that Patrick Bateman was crazy and made everything up. Making a police car explode with one bullet, shooting up the city but not having NYPD create a massive manhunt? And on top of that, in the last scene the lawyer not only told Bateman he really didn't know him that well, but that Paul Allen was alive and okay? And then Bateman just killing people in the hallways of the building where people live but no one comes out to see what all the noise is about?
 
2013-09-11 01:39:56 PM

stoli n coke: Brett Ellis, always having to remind people that he was sort of famous in the late 80s - early 90s.


Didn't he write that gawd-awful semi-porno movie that Lindsay Lohan just starred in?
 
2013-09-11 02:16:28 PM
I don't see any mention of Bret Easton Ellis being involved in the project in the article.  He signed aways sequel rights to the book when he sold it (hence American Psycho II: Bill Shatner Boogaloo) so I suspect he signed away the TV rights as well.
 
2013-09-11 04:27:44 PM
From my understanding of the film no one was actually killed in American Psycho and it was just delusion fed by the 80's business climate excess. Murders and Executions for people livelihoods where actually what they were for many people.
 
2013-09-11 05:07:11 PM

Bslim: FullMetalPanda: Wasn't there already a sequel to the movie and didn't it suck balls?

It didn't actually suck. I thought it was more comedy than anything else. Plus: Mila Kunis


Don't forget the Shat was in it too, but let's be honest it had no business calling itself "American Psycho".
 
2013-09-12 02:28:58 PM
Dexter just tried doing that this season.  Didn't work out so well.
 
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