American Psycho will be adapted by Lionsgate into a tv series
Before Christian Bale became Batman, John Connor, Gorr the God Butcher, Ken Miles, and Dick Cheney, He was Patrick Bateman. He is this Wealthy and ravishing investment broker from Wall Street. Every man wanted to be him and every woman wants to be with him. Little did they know he was secretly a serial killer. Christian Bale was method acting when he played this murderous heartthrob of conspicuous consumption. American Psycho was a novel created by Bret Easton Ellis, back in 1991. Most of the time stories that center around serial killers belong to the genre of horror or thriller but American Psycho is hard to define. It is a perfect blend of satire, transgressive fiction, and black comedy too.
The movie adaptation of this novel made a star out of Christian Bale. Mary Harron the director of the film said she fought Lionsgate because the film studio originally wanted Leonardo DiCaprio for the lead. Liongate wanted to milk the popularity of Leo back then after the success of Titanic.
The film also spawned a sequel that stars Mila Kunis as Rachael Newman, A murderous woman who was once a twelve year old girl who witnessed Patrick Bateman kill her babysitter.
An American Psycho Musical also existed. That shows the impact this novel has on modern pop culture.Fans of the videogame Dead by Daylight had been suggesting to make Bateman the next licensed killer.. Now a new Generation will get to know Patrick Bateman because Lionsgate is developing a Tv series of American Psycho. There are no words yet about the cast since it is still early in development.
A Tv series about a serial killer is not new for the American Audiences. Dexter was also a primetime series with a Serial killer lead and it spawned eight seasons. American Psycho can fill the void it left.