Lionsgate Looks to Noble Jones for a Remake of 'American Psycho'
Since Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi flick Starship Troopers getting prepped for a reboot, it's not surprise to hear that another cult classic is in the midst of getting a shiny new remake as well. Deadline has word that Lionsgate has hired Noble Jones to adapt an updated low budget remake of American Psycho, the 2000 film starring Christian Bale based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of the same name. Jones also hopes to make his feature directorial debut after pitching the project to Lionsgate a few months back with the first draft of the script turned in sometime last month. But don't expect the same Patrick Bateman from the original film.
Obviously Christian Bale won't return since it's a remake and not a sequel, but this new version of the story will bring the serial killer into modern New York City, so Bateman's survival as a killer in this world will be quite different than it was 10 years ago. While Ellis' book obviously tackles different subject matter, I can't help but think we've already seen some of what will be present in this film in the Showtime series "Dexter" which also follows a serial killer. Of course, the difference here obviously comes from the fact that Bateman is just batshit crazy while Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) kills only those who kill and harm others. It's going to be hard to measure up to Mary Harron's original film, but more importantly, who will top Christian Bale peculiar and fantastic performance as the insane Patrick Bateman? Thoughts?