‘American Psycho’ remake given the green light

Noble Jones told to go ahead with his planned rewrite of 2000 film

American Psycho might be just over 10 years old, but it looks like a remake could be appearing in the near future.

Lionsgate have given the nod to Noble Jones to pen a remake of the 2000 film, which starred The Dark Knight himself, Christian Bale.

The tiny-budget reboot is only in the early stages of development, a few details are known. It is thought, however, Jones intends to update the action to modern day New York City, and leave the Wall Street backdrop behind.

The original, based on Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel, follows the story of Patrick Bateman, a wealthy banker whose slick exterior hides a deranged, monstrous killer, and offers a pitch-black satire on the yuppie lifestyle.

Despite finding a huge cult following, American Psycho did relatively poorly at the box office, making just $15 million at the US Box Office.