The latest project to benefit from this cosmic bias is a TV series in development at FX. The premise, say Deadline, sees the titular loopy-loo Patrick Bateman as a 50-something, living in the modern day, and taking on a protegee as some kind of “social experiment.”
It’s a sequel, but it’s not clear if it’s a sequel to Mary Harron‘s movie, Bret Easton Ellis‘ novel or both.
Now, at risk of completely spoiling the original novel and movie adaptation, I believe the implication was that Patrick Bateman may well have imagined all of his murderous misdemeanours. This new show doesn’t have to ditch that idea – indeed, perhaps we’re looking at a story of an impotent psychopath living out his desires vicariously.
I’d like to see that show.
The new series – which may or may not have anything to do with the notion I just proposed, and may or may not share the original’s satirical intentions – is to be written by Stefan Jaworski. He’s an alum of the Nordic noir explosion, having co-created the Danish crime series Those Who Kill. I’m interested in this chap, and his move from Europe to American Psycho. What’s his story?