American Psycho is back, but this time in comic book form. Per Deadline, LA-based comic book publisher Sumerian is expanding Patrick Bateman’s story in a forthcoming four-issue comic series. It will be a sequel to the 2000 feature, and the first issue is set to release on October 11.
The American Psycho comic follows a new psychopath named Charlene “Charlie” Carruthers, a young millennial obsessed with social media who heads down a violent and bloody path that leaves a trail of bodies in her wake. Meanwhile, she will try to uncover the truth “about her dark nature.” The story is told from two perspectives, with one offering a different look at Patrick Bateman’s killing spree and another featuring a modern-day arc “with surprising connections to the past.” The story was written by Michael Calero, with art by Piotr Kowalski and color by Brad Simpson.
Throughout the years, American Psycho has gone through a few different iterations, starting first with the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. The movie adaptation was released in 2000 and starred Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman. It would later become one of Bale’s most widely recognized roles beyond his turn as Bruce Wayne/Batman. A couple of years later, American Psycho II starring Mila Kunis was released, though it didn’t find the same success as its predecessor. Additionally, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale) adapted Ellis’ novel into American Psycho: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik. The musical debuted in London and later went to Broadway.
American Psycho #1 releases on October 11. Check out two covers from the comic below: