Wow, how awesome is this! They are trying to remake this amazing best-selling novel novel, turned cult-classic movie phenomenon into a stage musical! That’s right, they want to take American Psycho to Broadway. I wonder what Bret Easton Ellis (author of the novel) and Mary Harron (director of the film) think about this? I mean, could their be a better Patrick Bateman than Christian Bale? And can we really imagine Bateman singing as he slicing through beautiful woman with a chainsaw (or whatever his torture device may be for the day)
The Hollywood Reporter stated:
Producers are betting Bret Easton Ellis’ novel and screen adaptation will translate to a stage musical, with original 1980s-inspired songs and familiar covers of hits from the era.
The Johnson-Roessler Co.’s David Johnson, Craig Roessler and Jesse Singer, the Collective’s Aaron Ray and XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin have partnered to acquire, develop and produce the tale of violent Wall Street investment banker Patrick Bateman. Ellis and Edward R. Pressman, the producer of Mary Harron’s 1999 film adaptation, will serve as consulting producers.
No director, book writer or songwriters have yet been brought on board the project, but producers say they’re in early talks with some potential dramatists and hope to stage by 2010 with an eye for Broadway.
Just for fun… the 2000 trailer: