Noble Jones tapped to pen new adaptation of Brett Easton-Ellis novel

Lionsgate has tapped Noble Jones to write and direct a reimagining of “American Psycho,” based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel.

Low-budget project, which has not yet been greenlit at Lionsgate, is in the early stages of development at the studio.

Set in Manhattan during the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s, “American Psycho” concerns Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker by day who becomes a homicidal maniac by night. Mary Harron previously adapted the book for the 2000 feature starring Christian Bale.

Jones pitched the project to Lionsgate several months ago and recently turned in a script that explores how Bateman would fare in modern-day Gotham.

A protege of David Fincher, Jones is a commercials and musicvideo helmer who was second unit director for the Boston-shot scenes in Fincher’s “The Social Network.”

Jones is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and attorney Alex Kohner.

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