If you have a degree in Film Studies and/or Literature, you can go ahead and take it out of its frame and flush it down the toilet now.
American Psycho, the 2000 psychological thriller starring Christian Bale, is rumored to be in talks for a remake by Lionsgate. And the worst part is, its original author, Bret Easton Ellis, wants it to star Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ reality star Scott Disick.
Disick bares a striking resemblance to Bale’s character in the movie, mostly because he’s a WASPy looking White dude who slicks his hair back. When Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy heard the news, he Tweeted:
“Just heard there doing a remake of American Psycho! Best news I have ever heard!”
Oh, by the way, his girlfriend just announced she’s having another one of his babies.
“I hope they call me!” he continued.
Ellis then gave the casting suggestion his seal of approval:
"I have warned Lionsgate that I will not approve a new version of 'American Psycho' unless it stars SCOTT DISICK or MILES FISHER," and then he added: “I am waiting for Scott Disick to ask: ‘Who in the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?”
I can only hope this is sarcasm at its driest. Because why don’t we go ahead and just have the entire Kardashian family play all of the characters in the remake? Yeah, even the male parts. It will be like a Kardashian version of an Eddie Murphy movie.
And hell, why stop with American Psycho? Let’s remake Citizen Kane starring Kris Jenner. And oh, how about Kim reprising Daniel Day-Lewis’ role in There Will Be Blood?
American Psycho was an intriguing, chilling story that showcased the colossal talent of Christian Bale, one of the best actors of our time. American Psycho 2, even though it starred Mila Kunis, wasn’t received by critics as well.
In 2001, Ellis said: "I've sold the rights [to the book], but I really don't know how they ended up with all of these rights. Basically, the book really kind of survives. I'm the kind of writer that sees books and movies as two totally different animals. So far, none of these movies has blotted out the book for the reader.”
Unfortunately, no one reads anymore.
So how did Disick respond to Ellis’ tweet?
“Not going to happen, I know just who u r!”
Well isn’t that cute. Twitter BFFs.