‘American Psycho’ Remake Moves Forward at Lionsgate

Noble Jones will write and direct a modern day take on Brett Easton Ellis’ novel.

American Psycho remake moves forward at Lionsgate
American Psycho remake moves forward at Lionsgate
Lionsgate has hired Noble Jones to write and direct a remake of American Psycho, which will mark his feature directorial debut.

The original American Psycho starred Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, an affluent investment banker in the 1980s, who moonlights as a serial killer. Noble Jones pitched a new take to the studio, which explores how Patrick Bateman adapts to New York City in the 21st Century. The original American Psycho is adapted from Bret Easton Ellis' novel of the same name.

The remake has not been given the green light by Lionsgate yet, and is still in the early stages of development.

Noble Jones, a protege of director David Fincher, has directed several commercials and music videos. He also served as a second unit director on David Fincher's The Social Network.

American Psycho was released April 14th, 2000 and stars Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage, Chlo√ę Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross. The film is directed by Mary Harron.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (26)

  1. Leslie Ebbens

    No No No No No No!!! Leave it alone!!

    3 years agoby @Leslie-EbbensFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @empath86 -- I can't agree more.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. Chuck Dennen

    This if f*cking BLASPHEMY!!!! I've agreed with a good deal of the remakes in the past few years. I've stood up the writers and the producers of said remakes. But this... This I can NOT abide.

    3 years agoby @Chuck-DennenFlag

  4. Jefferson4300

    Hollywood Need To Be More Creative. Stop With The Remake,Reboot,Sequel, and Dumb Ideas smh

    3 years agoby @jefferson4300Flag

  5. Justice Kowaleski

    only in support of this if Mr.Bale come back or else this movie is headed to oblivion unless this guy who is claiming to be finchers prodigee is an actual film maker and not some yahoo that lions gate hired because thats all they could get

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  6. CelluloidDreams

    LOL!! WHY!?

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  7. Dark_888

    bateman ?

    3 years agoby @dark-888Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Of all the dumb things....

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. K.Guy

    @corey No...not yet... Bateman...Batman... huh

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  10. Gina39

    you have to admit that american psycho could of been a gory tale but mary harron wanted to make a suspenseful an even a funny dark comedy version of american psycho . i do agree that patrick bateman must be played by christian bale. instead of doing a remake i would continue the story where patrick kills people in the 90s and explore the culture of the 90s. i think the remake would only be good if they add the gory parts from the book.

    3 years agoby @gina39Flag

  11. Corey W.

    @kguy Haven't you seen the movie!? The character's name is Bateman....lol

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  12. K.Guy

    @corey bateman?

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  13. empath86

    completely unnecessary

    3 years agoby @empath86Flag

  14. Corey W.

    If they remake this, they better cast Bale again....considering he's still at the age to play the part and IS THE ONLY BATEMAN I KNOW!

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  15. Corey W.

    @kguy Yeah....what the f*ck?

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  16. Replicant

    As much as I wasn't a huge fan of how the film actually LOOKS like it was filmed in the 80s (they used 80s cameras and everything just to give it that authentic 80s movie feel), I would have preferred they'd used 2000's cameras while still keeping it in the 80s.

    But a remake is COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS. Seriously, I mean I can understand a "Clash of the Titans" remake, or even "Fright Night" (which was actually way better than the crappy original), but this is total bullsh*t. The worst part is that there's actually people out there with talent trying to make new things and coming up with great new ideas (just check out some incredibly well produced YouTube videos) or even videogame adaptations like Halo or Half-Life waiting to be turned into amazing films and Hollywood doesn't give a f*ck anymore, they just wanna profit out what they've already done.

    F*ck you Hollywood, and f*ck your sh*tty Transformers movies too!

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  17. bipolarmassive

    Suck My C*ck Hollywood!!!

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  18. Jessica A. Mcfee


    3 years agoby @Jessica-A-McfeeFlag

  19. MovieManiac


    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  20. Salemwolf711

    f*ck you Hollywood!

    3 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  21. Luc Eccles Biron

    The movie came out in 2000 WHAT THE F*CK IS MODERN DAY FOR YOU HOLLYWOOD!?!?!?

    3 years agoby @luc-eccles-bironFlag

  22. K.Guy

    @corey any words?

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  23. The Boondock Saint

    the protigee of David Fincher? Hmmm, I'm interested to see how this goes. and if it sucks, I always got the original to watch.

    3 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  24. ROFLitschristian

    It's one thing to remake something as great as American Psycho, but to put Lionsgate in charge!?!?! That sh*tfest of a place!? The only thing good to come from Lionsgate is Weeds and that's not even consistent!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  25. CUPID


    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  26. ChristinaM15


    3 years agoby @christina-montanaFlag

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