As Occupy Wall Street Clings to Life, Hollywood Rushes to Capture Movement on Film

Show business is a business, right?

Is that why Hollywood made one anti-Iraq war movie after another even though they all pretty much tanked? And does that old saw explain why, in the wake of the phenomenal success of “The Passion of the Christ,” the film industry didn’t see fit to clone it?

Now, as the Occupy Wall Street movement heads into its final, sad days, Hollywood is rushing in to make a movie capturing its anti-business spirit.

American Psycho

If you’re scratching your heads, you’re not alone.

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.

Remakes are pretty common these days, although Hollywood usually prefers to remake movies from the ’80s. And why remake a film that didn’t make a slash at the box office in the first place? The original “Psycho” hauled in a modest $15 million during its theatrical release, although its gory sequences later earned it some minor cult acclaim.

The film industry is often willing to put economic concerns aside when the chance to thump its ideological chest comes its way.


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