Dec. 12, 2011 at 8:48 AM ET
Author Bret Easton Ellis creepily brought killer Patrick Bateman to life in his 1991 satire, "American Psycho." Christian Bale then played the lead role in the 2000 movie. But will a reality star who's known only for fathering children with a Kardashian take on the role in a new version?
Variety reported last week that Lionsgate studio is planning to remake "American Psycho," although why we need a new version of an unnerving film that is just 11 years old is unclear. And this weekend, Bret Easton Ellis himself jumped into the fray, tweeting "I have warned Lionsgate that I will not approve a new version of "American Psycho" unless it stars SCOTT DISICK or MILES FISHER."
As CinemaBlend.com explains, Miles Fisher is a singer who made an "American Psycho"-themed music video of his cover of the Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place." (Video is here, it's excellent, but some brief sex scenes make it not safe for work.) He's also done some acting, and plays one of the agents who interviews Leonardo DiCaprio's J. Edgar Hoover for his memoirs in "J. Edgar."
Scott Disick, of course, appears on various Kardashian reality shows, and is now expecting his second child with Kourtney Kardashian, the oldest of that overtelevised clan. As far as we can tell, he has no acting experience other than whatever natural dramatic abilities it takes to put up with reality's oddest family. But we'll give him this. He looks a lot like the 1980s oily yuppie Bateman was, and a bit like Bale in the film. (But this new, low-budget "American Psycho" will not be set in the 1980s, but in the present, which could negate any points he earns for '80s realism.)
Some observers are convinced Easton Ellis' tweet was meant as a joke. But if it is, the author is not letting on. He later tweeted: "I am waiting for Scott Disick to ask: 'Who in the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?'"