The Psychopath Test is a non-fiction book written by Jon Ronson which was published in 2011, and Universal have agreed to create a film adaptation of the book. The script will be produced by Kristin Gore, who has also written for Futurama and Saturday Night Live. Scarlett Johansson is set to star in this film adaptation. Just a wild guess: something to do with the slightly unclear notion that not all psychopaths kill, which can hold some truth, so perhaps the film will try for an opinion onto how you re-brand the word psychopath, without leaving much revelation between the distinction of a murderer, and someone without the ability to feel affection or compassion for others?
Let’s hope that this is wrong, and the film is incredibly well researched, and that it’s not just an attempt to rebrand a well-known word. Given that the film is based on a book that has been criticized for distorting and sensationalizing psychopathy, extra and more balanced research will need to be achieved for the film not to carry a misleading context with the subject matter it will be dealing with. Perhaps they will use the more convincing parts of the book, and build on a good script from there? A poor movie starring Scarlett Johansson is yet to be seen.