Never has anyone made killing prostitutes and listening to Phil Collins look more good than Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in 2000’s, American Psycho. But, guess what? Lionsgate thought it was a great time to try and recently announced that a remake of the film is in the works. Um, ok.
Director Noble Jones (I’m sorry, who?) has been signed on to direct the remake, which is only coming 10 years after the original film. Jones and Lionsgate will aim to adapt Bateman for the new world, showing audiences how he would function in “today’s New York” rather than the Bateman we got to see in 2000’s New York.
The original movie, based on the bestselling Bret Easton-Ellis novel of the same name, was directed Mary Harron and included a brilliant and hilarious performance from Oscar winner, Christian Bale. The film also included Reese Witherspoon, Chloe Sevigny, Josh Lucas and Mrs. Anniston–Justin Theroux.
The 2000 movie is still fresh and hasn’t even had time to cool down before Lionsgate decided it was best to ruin it with a remake. Why they thought it was necessary to show us a “new” Bateman is beyond me; the old one was just fine.