by / December 16th, 2011 /

Top Story: Film News: American Psycho, Honest Abe & Prometheus

Occupy Hollywood and Award Season Madness

Occupy Wall Street causes American Psycho remake?

All right, this has really gone too far. Reports are abound that Lionsgate is to produce a remake of American Pyscho – a perfect adaptation of an awfully tricky novel to bring to the big screen – in order to show us Patrick Bateman in a post 9/11, global recession hit New York City.

Top of the list for the lead is Miles Fisher, known primarily for A) looking like Christian Bale B) smoking pot with Peggy in Mad Men. Calling the shots will be Noble Jones, who IMDB tells me previously worked as a cinematographer on a Josh Groban video.

We are the 99%, and we are not happy.

SAG and Golden Globes announce nominees, no one cares until Oscars

Award season is well and truly upon us as the nominations for the Golden Globes and Screen Actor’s Guild were announced this week. Normally a decent barometer for the Academy Awards, this year sees George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Caprio pick up nods in each for The Descendants, Moneyball and J.Edgar respectively. A glance at the female categories venn diagram Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs, Viola Davis in The Help, Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady and Tilda Swinton in We Need To Talk About Kevin in contention.

Recently named by TIME Magazine as ‘Coolest Person of The Year,’ Ryan Gosling picked up two best actor nominations for The Ides Of March and Crazy Stupid Love.

Closer to home, Michael Fassbender picked up a nomination for his role in Steve McQueen’s sex romp Shame while Brendan Gleeson again partnered with a McDonagh brother to be up for a gong for his acid-taking-whore-riding turn in The Guard.

Abraham Lincoln to the power of two

Just like waiting for a bus and two coming at once, Hollywood has a history of films being released with the same theme. For every Volcano, there’s a Dante’s Peak and Armageddon had its Deep Impact. 2012 will see the release of two movies focusing on 16th US President Abraham Lincoln. The first is a passion piece for Steven Spielberg with Daniel Day-Lewis playing Honest Abe. The second follows Lincoln’s exploits as a vampire hunter with Tim Burton and Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov on production duties.

I know which one I’m seeing.

THIS WEEK STATE RECOMMENDS YOU SEE

There’s not a whole slew of Christmas movies out so State recommends you stay at home, get the fire going and revisit a holiday classic.

Stuck for choices? State reckons that Die Hard, Rare Exports, Christmas Vacation, L.A. Confidential, Batman Returns, The Muppets’ Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life should see you through the yuletide season.

POSTER OF THE WEEK

Prometheus

Ridley Scott’s long awaited return to the sci-fi arena.

TRAILER OF THE WEEK

The Expendables 2

No introduction necessary.