Patrick Bateman may be headed to small screens soon, as FX goes into development on a TV series based on American Psycho.
The series would take place after the 2000 film starring Christian Bale, and be set in the present day. The film, like the Bret Easton Ellis novel it is based on, is set in the late 1980s, amongst the oppressive consumerism and greed of Wall Street. It doesn't seem so far removed to set the series in 2013.
The TV series would follow Bateman, now in his 50s, as he trains a new sociopath to become the next American Psycho. There is no doubt in my mind that this project got the go-ahead after the success of another movie-to-TV project, Bates Motel.
The series is currently in development, so no cast has been announced yet.