It’s been revealed at San Diego Comic-Con this week that 2000’s satirical thriller American Psycho, based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name, is getting a new sequel in the form of a four-issue comic book run. As per Deadline‘s recent report, the series will have a dual narrative; one storyline showing a new perspective of Patrick Bateman’s murder spree “with a twist”, while the other presents us with a modern-day arc featuring “surprising connections to the past”. This modern story will introduce us to “an all-new psychopath as social media obsessed millennial, Charlie (Charlene) Carruthers, goes on a downward spiral filled with violence.” When drug-fuelled partying leads to bloodshed, “Charlie leaves a trail of bodies on her way to discovering the truth about her dark nature.” 

LA-based comic publisher Sumerian has acquired the rights from movie producer Pressman Films and novelist Ellis to create the sequel, as well as to use Christian Bale’s likeness for the character of Bateman. The series has been written by Michael Calero (Quested), with art by Piotr Kowalski (The Witcher) and colour by Brad Simpson (Kong of Skull Island).

The first issue will be released in print and digital on October 11th, 2023.

American Psycho comic CR: Sumerian

Source: Deadline

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