NewsFeed has always felt that something was missing from 2000’s Christian Bale movie adaptation of American Psycho. Now a new Broadway version has made us realize what it was — a singing psycho killer.
So what does Patrick Bateman (the story’s protagonist) love the most? 80’s music? Fashion? Hacking people to death? Why, singing about it, of course! As we have seen in the likes of A Clockwork Orange and Sweeney Todd, serial killers love nothing more than singing while they do the deed, just to creep us out a little bit more. Now that the script for American Psycho: The Musical has a first act, Bateman will soon be joining the growing league of stage murderers to scare us with songs.
The rights to adapt the 1991 Bret Easton-Ellis novel were bought by the producers in 2008 and have since signed up play-write Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and singer-composer Duncan Sheik to create what the New York Post suspects will be a blood-fest. Aguirre-Sacasa told the Post, “An ax and a chef’s knife will be used. I think there’s going to be a lot of blood.”
The New York Post have also reported on some scenes from the novel that will probably make it into song, including a scene where Bateman bumps into “Tom Cruise” in an elevator. Bateman confuses Cruise’s film Cocktail with “Bartender” so Cruise corrects him and points out that his nose is bleeding. NewsFeed can clearly hear the sound of Emmy calling.