File this one under “who cares”…
Lionsgate is moving forward with a new American Psycho with Noble Jones tapped to “adapt a new version” based on the Bret Easton-Ellis novel, reports Variety. A new version/adaption implies a reboot of the 2000 film directed by Mary Harron, which starred Christian Bale as a wealthy New York investment banking executive who hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
The project is in development, which means it could be years before anything comes into fruition. But let’s be clear, nobody will be better than Bale, and the original is far from outdated. It’ll be interesting to see what Lionsgate has up their sleeve.
Lionsgate also released the direct-to-video sequel American Psycho II: All American Girl starring Mila Kunis in 2002.
*Update via Deadline 11:26AM PST: “His take was to tap the Bret Easton Ellis novel and turn it into a down and dirty new version that imagines how yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman would fare in New York today, factoring in how the world has changed since the 2000 film that starred Christian Bale.”
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