Movie News: Anyone Axe For An AMERICAN PSYCHO Reboot?

Written by Kris Heys Friday, 09 December 2011

Movie News

Thought AMERICAN PSYCHO 2: ALL AMERICAN GIRL was shameful? Brace yourself...

Seems that a remake of Mary Harron's excellent Bret Easton Ellis adaptation AMERICAN PSYCHO is on the cards, despite the film being little over 10 years old, widely acclaimed and an arguable improvement on the source material itself.

So why bother retelling it? We imagine that Lionsgate knows there's no franchise potential with the Christian Bale original (or its aforementioned Mila Kunis starring straight-to-video sequel), so why not hit the reboot button, set it in contemporary New York (!), amp up the horror, ditch the ambiguity and make sure they can spin another few movies out of it from the get-go! Ka-chiiing!

Sorry folks, but it doesn't look like there's any stopping this one - a screenplay by music video director Nobel Jones has already been handed in to the studio, and a greenlight awaits.

We'll have more on this as it develops. Unless you'd rather we pretended like it's not happening.

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+2 #3 Andrew David Potts 2011-12-12 15:22
I and most of my friends I have seen talking about this on Facebook literally want to be sick in the face of whoever had this idea.
0 #2 Claudia Whitehouse 2011-12-09 20:38
it could be interesting to see what they do with contemporary new york i guess? wasn't bateman some sort of wall street type big shot? or am i just making that up?
+1 #1 Chris Holt 2011-12-09 13:02
I'm starting to think that a lot of these announcements are deliberate attempts to wind us all up.

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