“American Psycho,” “Saw” May Get TV Series
It has been 21 years since the theatrical release of Mary Harron’s cult classic American Psycho, and now
Lionsgate Television chairman Kevin Beggs has confirmed that the studio is currently developing a TV series adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel “American Psycho and the Mary Harron-directed and Christian Bale-led black comedy 2000 film adaptation of the property.
That’s not all though, Beggs has also teased a potential TV spinoff of James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s “Saw” franchise – with many other titles in their library they are planning to explore for television.
Speaking with Deadline about films of theirs that have subsequently become TV series, he says: “We’ve just wrapped up Dear White People, which was a really good experience. Blindspotting is coming up. American Psycho is in development. We’re always exploring what we can do in television with something like the Saw franchise, so that’s a conversation.”
In terms of “Saw”, Mark Burg and Oren Koules’ Twisted Television would be involved. That franchise gets a new entry next month, the Chris Rock-led “Spiral”.