Really? A New American Psycho? (And 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today)
Happy Friday! Also in today's edition of The Broadsheet: The Dark Knight Rises prologue peeks out... Ice Cube recycles some new Friday sequel hype... Guy Ritchie may cry U.N.C.L.E.... Arguably the most inspired Harrison Ford casting rumor ever... and more.
· Lionsgate has reportedly commissioned Noble Jones to write and potentially direct a new adaptation of American Psycho, the nightmarishly violent Bret Easton Ellis novel that Mary Harron and Christian Bale turned into one of the early '00s most searing, memorable films. This would be the same Noble Jones who, as Deadline's Mike Fleming reminds us, "who cut his teeth directing commercials, videos for Taylor Swift and Mary J. Blige" but also handled second-unit directing duties on The Social Network, so hey. But really? They just made this movie. And it was good! Sheesh. [Variety]
· "Mr. Beaks Has Seen The First Six Minutes Of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES!" That and other fanboy splooge has commenced rocketing over the Atlantic if you're into that kind of thing. The Movieline team is checking it out early next week and will report back with our take then. [AICN]
· So there's good news and bad news about Ice Cube. Bad news first: His production team is said to be angling for a fourth installment of the Friday franchise. Good news: This is all reported by very respected trade-news arbiter TMZ, so there's a very high probability that it's nowhere close to happening. [TMZ]
· Guy Ritchie could direct The Man From U.N.C.L.E. So could I! You never know. Anyway, Warner Bros. wants to stay in business with Ritchie after Sherlock Holmes, so... yeah. [Deadline]
· I love love love love love love love the idea of Harrison Ford playing the great Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey in 42, the long-gestating biopic about Jackie Robinson. I want nothing more than to cutout a floating Rickey head for the Oscar Index. Please, Legendary Pictures, please don't screw this up. [Deadline]
· "It's truly a buyer's market in the world of Barbie real estate." Regardless of your feelings about the famous doll, this read will fascinate you. [The Awl]