While some people might be pessimistic about the "American Psycho" remake, the author of the original book, Bret Easton Ellis, believes that the newest take on the cult thriller movie will present something different. He gushed that the upcoming remake is going to be "genuine".
Taking to his Twitter account, the 47-year-old author recently wrote that he has discussed the project with Noble Jones, who will pen the script and direct the film. He wrote, "Haters beware: I just had a long discussion with Noble Jones, the writer/director of the 'new' American Psycho movie. His take is genuine..."
Previously, it had been reported that Lionsgate Films is developing the remake of the thriller based on Easton Ellis' 1991 novel. Rumor has it, Kourtney Kardashian's longtime partner Scott Disick has been eyed to tackle the role of Patrick Bateman, a character which was made famous by "The Dark Knight Rises" star Christian Bale.
The rumor first sparked as Disick tweeted earlier this December, "Just heard there doing a remake of 'American Psycho'! Best news I have ever heard! I hope they call me!" Later, Easton Ellis replied, "I have warned Lionsgate that I will not approve a new version of 'American Psycho' unless it stars Scott Disick or Miles Fisher."
"American Psycho" is set in Manhattan during the Wall Street boom in the late 1980s. The story focuses on Bateman, a wealthy investment banker by day who becomes a homicidal maniac by night. The original Christian Bale-starring movie was released in 2000 and was directed by Mary Harron.