Variety.com reported that the 2000 film “American Psycho” starring Christian Bale, will be adapted in to a series by FX and Lionsgate. “American Psycho” was originally developed from the Bret Easton Ellis novel; the series to be developed, is described as a follow-up to the book and the psychological film.
The TV series will fast-forward from the late 1980’s, when the movie was set, to present day. Patrick Bateman, now in his 50’s, will share his lethal and deranged ways with a protégé. This mentorship will spawn the next generation of American Psycho whilst the series explores the protégé’s progress to becoming Bateman’s equal.
No actors are attached to the project yet. Lionsgate president of motion picture production Allison Shearmur will executive produce it along with Ed Pressman and Stefan Jaworski, who will also write the script.