Variety is reporting that Lionsgate has hired Noble Jones to write a new version of American Psycho, based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel. Jones was previously a second-unit director for The Social Network.
The book, which was previously turned into a film in 2000 featuring Batman star Christian Bale, is described as follows:
In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.