'American Psycho: The Musical' Heading to Broadway

American Psycho Movie Still - 2000 - Christian Bale
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Playwright: 'I think there's going to be a lot of blood.'

American Psycho, the blood-drenched 2000 film about a Wall Street trader turned serial killer, is heading to Broadway in musical form.

A full bloody draft of the script is expected by early next year.

"There are murders, and they are on stage in full view of the audience," playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told the New York Post. "An ax and a chef's knife will be used. I think there's going to be a lot of blood."

The musical has been in development since 2008, when producers David Johnson, Jesse Singer, Nate Bolotin and Aaron Ray bought the rights to adapt the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel, which was made into the film starring Christian Bale.

When asked about the audience the play would attract, Duncan Sheik, the new show's composer said, "Obviously, it's not for the people who want to see Elf."