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Bret Easton Ellis Wants Miles Fisher Or Scott Disick To Be Patrick Bateman In The 'American Psycho' Remake

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 9, 2011 3:14 PM
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Well, it looks like we're gonna have to endure a microbudget remake of "American Psycho." While the logical train of thought is that the first movie wasn't exactly a box office and that the material is ripe for another attempt to grab more cash from the multiplex, with Lionsgate shuffling this one off to their cheapie divison and tasking the unknown and ironically named Noble Jones to direct the thing. Well, Bret Easton Ellis got wind of the remake last night, and he hit Twitter quickly to make his thoughts known, especially on who should take on the part of Patrick Bateman.

The quote worthy author declared,  "I have warned Lionsgate that I will not approve a new version of 'American Psycho' unless it stars SCOTT DISICK or MILES FISHER." Fisher is probably best known for being a dead ringer for a young Tom Cruise, who he impersonated in the only watchable part of "Superhero Movie." He's also done some viral video stuff, but his stock is rising with roles in "Final Destination 5" and "J. Edgar" this year. And as one helpful reader just reminded us, he did that "American Psycho" themed video for "This Must Be The Place" (watch it below). As for Disick, he's a professional reality TV douchebag who's currently courting Kourtney Kardashian (aka one of the other ones who isn't Kim). He's actually got the perfect personality to play Patrick though and perhaps his inability to be self-aware would help, but alas it won't be.

Ellis tweeted, "I am waiting for Scott Disick to ask: 'Who in the hell is is Bret Easton Ellis?'" to which Disick replied, "Not going to happen, I know just who u r!" Damn! And there goes our hopes of Kourney Kardashian meeting the unfortuante end of a nailgun.

Anyway, all this is just Twittertalk and the reality is that with a paltry budget, this thing will likely cast a bunch of people you never heard of, and wind up in a DVD bin with the title "American Psycho: The Next Chapter" or some bullshit. Ellis only heard about the remake himself last night so his input will probably be zilch. It probably won't even be Patrick Bateman but his cousin or long lost twin brother or something. Whatever. [via Vulture]

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8 Comments

  • Thomas | December 15, 2011 1:25 PMReply

    His brother is Sean Bateman, from Rules of Attraction - James Van Der Beek already nailed that role.

  • Dena | December 10, 2011 2:02 PMReply

    Are you sure Miles Fisher is a dead ringer for Tom Cruise? in the video he's much more like Christian Bale. Which might not be a bad thing if they remake the movie

  • Goggin | December 9, 2011 6:07 PMReply

    As if American Psycho 2 wasn't enough for people.

  • ElfOdin | December 9, 2011 6:01 PMReply

    Shouldn't the title be "American Psycho 3"? There's already a "II".

  • Nick | December 9, 2011 3:50 PMReply

    How can you not mention Miles Fisher's American Psycho-themed cover of "This Must Be the Place?" http://youtu.be/G29d6RDSK1c

  • Stephen B | December 9, 2011 3:22 PMReply

    I'm pretty sure if you could get that Scott Disick to film his day to day exploits, it would be already be an American Psycho remake, maybe with less killing (or maybe not).

    And just as a sidenote, Bateman's brother has already been on film in Rules of Attraction.

  • Courtney | December 9, 2011 3:21 PMReply

    It's ripe for a remake.
    Shia LaBeouf, Zac Efron, Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley or Chace Crawford as Patrick Bateman.
    Thank God, Bret Easton Ellis isn't in charge of casting.

  • Easton | December 9, 2011 9:44 PM

    thank god you're not in charge of casting courtney.

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