‘American Psycho’ Classic Being Adapted As Comic Book Series

by Thomas Tuna

The killing spree continues in the four-color world.

American Psycho–the 2000 horror thriller starring Christian Bale as madman Patrick Bateman–is being adapted as a comic book series by Sumerian, according to a report on Deadline. Check out artwork from the comic on this page.

The comic–from writer Michael Calero, artist Piotr Kowalski and colorist Brad Simpson–will land on comic book shop shelves (and online) Oct. 11.

The four-issue series will boast two narratives–one with a different take on Bateman’s killing spree and another with a modern-day arc with “surprising connections to the past.” The comic is meant to be a sequel to the original film.

Specifically, the comic follows a new psychopath named Charlene Carruthers, who “goes on a downward spiral filled with violence. Drug-fueled, Carruthers leaves a trail of bodies on her way to discovering the truth about her dark nature.”

The American Psycho film–directed by Mary Harron from a screenplay she wrote with Guinevere Turner–is based on the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel. In the feature, Bale plays Bateman, a New York City Investment banker who leads a double life as a serial killer.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the American Psycho comic book series.


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