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Re-Making of a Pyscho : Huey Lewis will be Pissed!

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Re-Making of a Pyscho : Huey Lewis will be pissed


Back in 2000 a little known Welsh, former child star, Method Actor brought a literature cult classic character to life. That character was the ever complex and extremely violent Patrick Bateman and the actor was Christian Bale.
The movie that hit the headlines was an adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis’s cult classic novel American Pyscho. The story of an 80’s set Wall Street guy who dreams of sex, drugs and murder in his spare time. What we see is a deranged individuals fantasy and dreams of committing such sadistic acts to fuel his urges.


The film is open to interpretation. The acts of murder Patrick Bateman pulls off during the film are never made clear whether or not they are real or exaggerated in his deranged state of mind. The emphasis on the 80’s yuppie lifestyle being a major satirical theme of Guys greed, money and ability to get bored far to easily and becoming passive aggressive. The movies themes are something which divided audiences. Was it a Horror or a Black Comedy? People aren’t quite sure what to take from it.

Also starring Jared Leto and a young Reese Witherspoon the movie is made with class, tongue in cheek and a constant tone that never fully commits to giving the audience a chance up decide on its genre.
One remarkable scene is when Patrick Bateman murders to the theme of Huey Lewis and the News and even in a seperate scene doing the same to reciting the musical life of Philip Collins


There was a misjudged and misguided sequel to this great cult classic. It was a Mila Kunis starring Horror film that completely missed the point of the first film. Making Patrick Bateman a well known Ted Bundy serial killer that is murdered by the main character as a child.
The movie also stars William Shatner and is a poor cash in to the franchise that doesn’t need franchising.



So now only a mear 11 years after this classic came out, LionsGate Films are planning a Re-Make/Re-Imagining and setting it in modern day Wall Street New York.
This totally takes away a lot of the impact and hidden themes amongst the original.
How can you take something that’s set to a specific period and has strong connections to that era, and just re play the story? It’s a poor decision. Leave the original alone. It’s a film that needs to re visited NOT re made. Moving it to modern day would take out great Huey Lewis references. Who would he talk about during the modern day killings? Maroon 5? Hanson?

Christian Bale made this role his own.
considering his later off screen rants really showed an inner Bateman

Don’t re make something that deserves re visiting.


An Article from Time

LOS ANGELES ( – In what could be Occupy Wall Street’s first tangible success, Patrick Bateman will be back serially killing again.
Lionsgate is working on a remake of the 2000 film “American Psycho,” which was based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel of the same name, an individual with knowledge of the project confirmed to TheWrap.
No word on why they’re remaking a film that’s just 11 years old — presumably to poke more nasty fun at those villainous Wall Street traders.
Also no word on who will inherit the role of unhinged yuppie Bateman from Christian Bale. Lionsgate has, however, tapped Noble Jones — who served as a second unit director on 2010’s “The Social Network — to pen and direct the revamp.
The do-over will place Bateman in modern-day New York City — so, lamentably, he won’t be extolling the virtues of Huey Lewis and the News while he spreads carnage this time around. (Maybe he’ll be a Nickelback fan instead? Seems about right.)
The original film was directed by Mary Harron and, in addition to Bale as the titular serial killer, starred Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, Chloe Sevigny and Jared Leto.

Keith Chegwin gets propositioned by Roman Polanski

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Keith Chegwin get’s propositioned by Roman Polanski

So who’d have thought it? TV and Radio legend Keith “Cheggers” Chegwin onced starred in a Movie directed by The Infamous and Controversial Roman Polanski.

Apparently Roman ordered a young Keith to perform a scene in Macbeth without any trousers on!

Keith Chegwin has revealed that he was once asked to take his trousers off during a scene under the direction of Roman Polanski.

The TV presenter starred in Polanski’s 1971 adaptation of Macbeth alongside Martin Shaw. He described the French-Polish director as “odd” but “amazing”.

Keith Chegwin

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Roman Polanski


“I was about 15 or 16 at the time,” he told The Telegraph. “I remember clearly I had to go to Marble Arch to meet this director called Roman Polanski, who I’d never heard of, and when I got there I found out what the film was – a thing called Macbeth, which I had heard of somewhere.

“He was an amazing director to work with but very odd. I was booked for six weeks on the movie, but ended up working six months. Often he’d turn up and say, ‘I no film today. I go home’. And he’d just disappear.”

He added: “With Polanski, you just did what he told you to do. There was one scene where we all run into a banqueting hall and go to sleep for the night, and he just looked at Martin Shaw and me and said, ‘Take your underpants off’. And he was the boss so you go, ‘Fine, OK’. We just did it. Couldn’t work out why; still don’t know why.”

Keith Chegwin is soon to star in Comedy/Horror film Kill Keith, In which He stars as himself trying to avoid being murdered by a killer who has already murdered the likes of comedy  and TV legends Joe Pasquale and Tony Blackburn.

Borat goes Tarantino!

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So Sacha Baron Cohen has been lined up to join a Quentin Tarantino film. What an exciting match up! Tarantino has this ability to take actors from all Genre’s and place them into films which , in a sense, make them look uber cool! Whether its his writing or his directing.
Tarantino’s Cool Factor
Micheal Parks From Dusk Til Dawn
John Travolta Pulp Fiction

Darryl Hannah Kill Bill
Eli Roth Inglorious Basterds
Steve Buscemi Reservoir Dogs 
Kurt Russell Death Proof

Sacha Baron Cohen has reportedly joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained.

The Borat actor is in negotiations to star as a gambler who purchases the enslaved wife of Jamie Foxx‘s titular character, played by Kerry Washington.

Sacha Baron Cohen
Quentin Tarantino at The 67th Venuce Film Festival - Day 10

Baron Cohen’s on-screen counterpart is described by The Hollywood Reporteras a “minor but shadowy role”.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Miami Vice actor Don Johnson were named as the latest additions to the Django Unchained cast last week, joining the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio,Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson.

Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds colleagueChristoph Waltz was injured on the set last month while rehearsing for a horse stunt.

Django Unchained will be released on December 25, 2012 in the US and on the following day in the UK.

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