American Psycho

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American Psycho

Novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991 add

Category: Literature (420)

Launched in 1967.

Countries: United States (67%), United Kingdom (17%), (17%)

Main connections: Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero (novel), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Linked to: Motion Picture Association of America, SWAT

 

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1985

Bret Easton Ellis - Though Ellis made his debut at 21 with the controversial 1985 bestseller "Less Than Zero", a zeitgeist novel about amoral young people in Los Angeles; the work he is most known for is his third novel, 1991's "American Psycho"


1987

Bret Easton Ellis - Four of Ellis' works have been made into films; notably, "Less Than Zero" was rapidly adapted for screen, and a starkly different "Less Than Zero" film was released in 1987, and Mary Harron's adaptation of "American Psycho" was released to predominantly positive reviews in 2000


1990

Tammy Bruce - During the early 1990s, she spearheaded the campaign to publicly criticize the sexualized violence in the novel "American Psycho", and led an effort to boycott all titles by the book's publisher, Knopf, for a year


1991

"'American Psycho"' is a novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991 add something

 

Joseph Abboud - Abboud is referenced in the 1991 novel "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis, in "Seinfeld" episode "The Wig Master" , in "The Wire" episode "Bad Dreams" , and he meets and exchanges quips with the Boston detective Spenser in Chapter 3 of Robert B. Parker's 2009 novel "The Professional"

 

Bret Easton Ellis - The writer became a pariah for a time following "American Psycho" , which later became a cult hit, more so after its 2000 movie adaptation

 

The book was originally to have been published by Simon & Schuster in March 1991, but the company withdrew from the project because of "aesthetic differences" add something


1995

In Germany, the book was deemed "harmful to minors", and its sales and marketing were severely restricted from 1995 to 2000 add something


2000

A film adaptation starring Christian Bale was released in 2000 to generally favorable reviews add something

 

In 2000, writer Guinevere Turner and writer/director Mary Harron adapted "American Psycho" into a dark, comic film released by Lions Gate Films add something

 

"American Psycho" premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival where it was touted as the next "Fight Club" add something


2009

In 2009, Audible.com produced an audio version of "American Psycho", narrated by Pablo Schreiber, as part of its "Modern Vanguard" line of audiobooks add something


2010

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa - In February 2010, he was announced to write the book for the musical adaption of the novel "American Psycho"


2012

The book wasn't published in hardcover in the United States until 2012, when a limited hardcover edition was published by Centipede Press, although a deluxe paperback was offered add something

 

Bret Easton Ellis - In March 2012, Ellis announced on Twitter that he was considering the possibility of writing a sequel to his 1991 novel "American Psycho", focusing on "murders at prep school"


2013

Also in 2013, &FX (FX_(TV_channel)) was planning a TV series, set in the present, with Patrick Bateman in his 50s add something

 

In 2013, a Kickstarter campaign was launched by Ellis and others to get a musical stage adaptation made add something

 

In January 2013, it was announced that this musical would open in London in December 2013 add something

 

Matt Smith (actor) - On 7 October 2013, it was announced Smith would portray Patrick Bateman in the musical adaption of "American Psycho" at London's Almeida Theatre

 

It was announced that the premiere of the musical, with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik would premiere at the Almeida Theatre, London in December 2013 add something

 

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa - London's Almeida Theatre said in April 2013 that Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the script for a musical based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel "American Psycho", to run December 3, 2013, to January 25, 2014


2015

In 2015, the musical was workshopped in New York, with Benjamin Walker re-assuming the role of Patrick that he had originally taken on in 2011 add something


2016

It premiered in early 2016, but closed June 5 of that year after a run of only 54 regular performances add something

 

Mark Kostabi - In the 2016 Broadway musical version of American Psycho, Kostabi is mentioned twice, in the context of a commentary of America's brand obsession