American Psycho Sequel Comic Series Coming From Publisher Sumerian
Christian Bale‘s cult classic, American Psycho, is getting a comic book sequel adaptation. Deadline reports that Sumerian, an LA-based publisher, has acquired the rights to the four-issue series from Pressman Films and the original novelist, Bret Easton Ellis. The deal also includes the rights to use Bale’s likeness in the comic series. The comics will be a sequel to the 2000 film and will tell two stories: one about Bateman’s killing spree “with a twist” from a different perspective, and one about a contemporary arc with “connections to the past”.
The story will also feature a new psycho character, a millennial woman named Charlene Carruthers, who spirals into a downward spiral and leaves a trail of bodies as she searches for the truth behind her dark side. The four-issue series comes from writer Michael Calero with art by Piotr Kowalski and colors by Brad Simpson.
The film has reached cult classic fandom and ranks as one of Bale’s most memorable roles as he embodies Patrick Bateman in a way only Bale could as he is notorious for taking his dedication and preparation for a role to an extent not seen with many other actors.
American Psycho was helmed by Mary Harron from a script written by Guinevere Turner. Bale starred alongside Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Justin Theroux, and Reese Witherspoon in what was an underperforming film at the box office but now sits as a favorite among audiences.
American Psycho #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shops on October 11, 2023.
Check out the covers revealed below:
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