This is getting a bit ridiculous. Only a scant 11 years after it hit theaters, an “American Psycho” remake is already in the works. We have only one response to this: Why?
Lionsgate has hired Noble Jones to write a new version of the script. He previously worked as a second-unit director for “The Social Network.” He pitched the project to Lionsgate several months ago as a way explore how main character Patrick Bateman would fare in a modern-day New York City. By contrast, Mary Harron both wrote and directed the 2000 version.
Variety reported that this new version will be low budget, and still hasn’t been greenlit by the studio. It is currently in early development stages at Lionsgate.
“American Psycho” is based on the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel of the same name. It is set in Manhattan during the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s and follows an investment banker (Bateman) who moonlights as a homicidal maniac. The 2000 film starred Christian Bale, Justin Theroux and Josh Lucas.