American Psycho Remake Is Possible According to Jeff Sneider
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Reportedly Working On A Remake Of ‘American Psycho’ For A New Generation

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BY February 27, 2024

Lionsgate’s commitment to revitalize its beloved IPs continues, with news of an American Psycho remake specifically crafted for a contemporary audience. The iconic black comedy released by Lionsgate in 2000 was a landmark in popular culture. The studio has taken a strategic approach to reimagining the story in keeping with today’s cultural dynamics.

Lionsgate is actively pursuing several projects centered on its beloved intellectual properties. Moreover, among them is a possible remake of the classic American Psycho.

Allegedly Developing a Remake of ‘American Psycho’ Geared Towards a Fresh Audience

The initial American Psycho movie debuted in 2000 and was adapted from Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel. This darkly comedic and violent narrative introduced the character of Patrick Bateman, a serial killer, providing a satirical perspective on yuppie subculture and materialism.

According to Jeff Sneider, the studio will aim this remake at a contemporary audience, which could be set in the present day. Such a shift would significantly depart from the original narrative, which prominently unfolded in the 1980s.

At the moment, we do not know the specific details of the plot. In addition, Lionsgate has not confirmed the participation of any screenwriter in the project, so there is a possibility of changes in the plan. Further information may emerge if Lionsgate decides to proceed with any forthcoming pitches.

Christian Bale portrayed Patrick Bateman in the 2000 film American Psycho, directed by Mary Harron. Harron, along with Guinevere Turner, co-wrote the screenplay for the film. American Psycho garnered positive responses from audiences and critics, achieving success at the box office.

A direct-to-video sequel titled American Psycho 2 was released in 2002 with minimal connections to the original.

However, Patrick Bateman’s creator, Bret Easton Ellis, has debunked this work. He even claims that it does not hold to his American Psycho narrative.

Bret Easton Ellis incorporated Patrick Bateman’s character in several other works, such as The Rules of Attraction. He was also on the verge of presenting a new version of Patrick Bateman played by Casper Van Dien. The film primarily focuses on Patrick’s brother, Sean Bateman.

Keep an eye on ComicYears for further updates on this reported American Psycho remake. Seeing the property’s direction in this potential new iteration will be intriguing.

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