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"American Psycho" Gets Low Budget Remake

By Garth Franklin Thursday December 8th 2011 02:07PM
"American Psycho" Gets Low Budget Remake

Now here is some remake news that's frankly inexplicable.

Commercials and music video helmer Noble Jones, who served as second unit director for the Boston-shot scenes of "The Social Network", has scored a new job. That gig? A low-budget re-imagining of "American Psycho" for Lionsgate reports Variety.

Based on the Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 satirical novel, the 80's Wall Street-set story follows a wealthy investment banker by day who becomes a homicidal maniac by night. Mary Harron previously adapted the book in 2000 as an acclaimed blackly comic feature starring Christian Bale.

Jones recently turned in a script for the new version which explores how the Patrick Bateman character would fare in modern day New York City.

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