American Psycho and The Dead Zone return to the screen with a reboot? Lionsgate's response

Two cult titles of contemporary cinema could return to the screen with new actors: the first news from Lionsgate!

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Two very well-known titles, true classics of cinematography of the last thirty years, could be planned for a return by the production and distribution company Lionsgate. The news is reported by journalist Jeff Sneider (online author for The Insider): one of these projects, according to the first rumors, will be a modern interpretation of American Psycho. But not just a remake of the classic with Christian Bale inspired by the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis, but also a new version of the classic based on the literary classic written by the Thrill King himself, Stephen King. Here's what Sneider reports!

American Psycho in a modern version, the exciting projects of Lionsgate

“Lionsgate is planning a new American Psycho movie and is showing interest in a remake of The Dead Zone,” Sneider reported in last Friday's edition of The Insider newsletter. American Psycho, the tale of murderous yuppie Patrick Bateman, began life as a 1991 novel written by Bret Easton Ellis, which was made into the 2000 film directed by Mary Harron. Of course, Christian Bale played Patrick Bateman in the hit film, which to this day has fans entangled in a crucial debate: Is Bateman really a murderer or just a sociopath? The film spawned a direct-to-video "sequel" with American Psycho 2 in 2002, an initially unrelated story that was turned into a sequel to American Psycho. The protagonist of the film, rather modest and a box office failure, was the star Mila Kunis.

As for The Dead Zone, the story tells of a man who wakes up from a coma and discovers he has psychic powers. This story was first a 1979 novel by Stephen King which became a 1983 film directed by David Cronenberg. Christopher Walken played the lead character Johnny Smith in the film, and King's novel later spawned a 2002 television series starring Anthony Michael Hall. Jeff Sneider reports: “Roy Lee will produce a new version that has attracted a lot of interest from Lionsgate, as the studio's TV department produced the USA series starring Anthony Michael Hall.” We await further news on this exciting project!

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