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Patrick Bateman to return as FX developing American Psycho sequel series

Sep. 10, 2013by: Kevin Woods

In a day and age where horror is ruling the small screen (see "The Walking Dead", "Hannibal", "Bates Motel", etc.), it only makes sense for networks to find a way to tap into the genre to grab the attention of ardent and faithful fans. Now Deadline is reporting that FX, the network responsible for "American Horror Story", is looking to bring back madman Patrick Bateman by developing a new series based on Bret Easton Ellis' AMERICAN PSYCHO.

Per Deadline, FX has put in development an "American Psycho" drama series that takes place decades after the events in the 2000 movie starring Christian Bale. Lionsgate TV, whose sibling Lionsgate Films was behind the AMERICAN PSYCHO feature, and FX Prods. are producing the series shepherded by former Lionsgate Films head of production-turned producer Allison Shearmur and writer Stefan Jaworski.

Described as an update of American Psycho, the drama series fast forwards from the late 1980s, when the movie was set, to present day. It will feature serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in his mid-50’s but as outrageous and lethal as ever, taking on a protégé in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal — a next generation American Psycho.

The project will be written by Paradigm-repped Jaworski who will executive produce with Shearmur and Ed Pressman. The project originated at Allison Shearmur Prods. where it was shepherded by Stephen Meinen.

Ok, this sounds really cool and I'm already onboard for this one. What are your thoughts? Spit back below and let us know what you think of an "American Psycho" series.

Extra Tidbit: Would you check out an "American Psycho" series on FX?
Source: Deadline

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2:13PM on 09/10/2013

No.

This idea is a cash grab and trying to turn "American Psycho" into a brand. Wasn't the horrible sequel enough? It doesn't make any sense for Patrick Bateman to train a protege because he never actually murdered anyone. It was all a sick self-obsessed phantasy by an egomaniac with bad taste in music. At this point in his life he would probably be in a padded room somewhere anyway. Regardless, this "idea" for a series destroys the whole point of the book as a metaphor for 80's greed and
This idea is a cash grab and trying to turn "American Psycho" into a brand. Wasn't the horrible sequel enough? It doesn't make any sense for Patrick Bateman to train a protege because he never actually murdered anyone. It was all a sick self-obsessed phantasy by an egomaniac with bad taste in music. At this point in his life he would probably be in a padded room somewhere anyway. Regardless, this "idea" for a series destroys the whole point of the book as a metaphor for 80's greed and self-absorption. It was not meant to be taken literally. Wasn't in the film and it shouldn't on TV.
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2:17PM on 09/10/2013
Could be good but it also just seems like they are trying to over saturate the horror/thriller market. Sounds kind of like Dexter 2.0 too. A serial killer taking on a protege has been done.
Could be good but it also just seems like they are trying to over saturate the horror/thriller market. Sounds kind of like Dexter 2.0 too. A serial killer taking on a protege has been done.
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4:17PM on 09/10/2013

Ugh

Ugh, come on! Am I the only one who read that plot and thought "oh hell no!". It sounds awful! 50yr old Patrick Bateman? No. Why go there? It'll be a character associated by name only. How is it going to play out? "Right, I'm going to teach you how to kill someone, then I'll watch you do stomach crunches whilst I play porn in the background"? Pointless. And that's excluding the fact that Bateman wasn't actually a killer. If you're going to make this into a series, keep it focused on a 20-30yr
Ugh, come on! Am I the only one who read that plot and thought "oh hell no!". It sounds awful! 50yr old Patrick Bateman? No. Why go there? It'll be a character associated by name only. How is it going to play out? "Right, I'm going to teach you how to kill someone, then I'll watch you do stomach crunches whilst I play porn in the background"? Pointless. And that's excluding the fact that Bateman wasn't actually a killer. If you're going to make this into a series, keep it focused on a 20-30yr old Bateman, introduce the character to a new generation poisoned by the watered-down "Christian Grey" rip-off.
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5:04PM on 09/10/2013
Honestly, I love that horror is coming to TV; the more the merrier. Bring it on!
Honestly, I love that horror is coming to TV; the more the merrier. Bring it on!
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2:51PM on 09/11/2013

Have the Producers Ever Seen the Movie (let alone read the book)?

You can't have Patrick Bateman outside of the '80's. The '80's define Patrick Bateman. Bateman is in many ways the personification of '80's yuppie culture and its excesses. By the same token, you can't have a 50 year old Bateman. And a protégé?!? I'm pretty sure Bateman's self-absorption wouldn't allow for that.
You can't have Patrick Bateman outside of the '80's. The '80's define Patrick Bateman. Bateman is in many ways the personification of '80's yuppie culture and its excesses. By the same token, you can't have a 50 year old Bateman. And a protégé?!? I'm pretty sure Bateman's self-absorption wouldn't allow for that.
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8:00PM on 09/13/2013
There was already an official sequel to American Psycho. It was called The Rules of Attraction and it was brilliant. This is a bad idea and fucks up the way people interpret the actions and endings of the book/film. Bret Easton Ellis needs to take an axe to this one and save the legacy of his masterpiece.
There was already an official sequel to American Psycho. It was called The Rules of Attraction and it was brilliant. This is a bad idea and fucks up the way people interpret the actions and endings of the book/film. Bret Easton Ellis needs to take an axe to this one and save the legacy of his masterpiece.
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