Last year I told you about a movie called The Revenant – a film that would never happen but that at one time was going to star Samuel L Jackson and be directed by Park Chan-Wook.
Now The Revenant is back (at least I’m almost certain this is the same project), and instead of Sam, Christian Bale will be the lead. And instead of Park, John (The Proposition, The Road) Hillcoat will be directing.
This could be the most grim and joyless movie ever made!
Bloody Disgusting reports that Vacancy writer Mark L Smith is working on the script, which he describes as ‘a period action/revenge piece.’ The revenge comes when frontiersman Bale (this is the late 1800s) gets left for dead by his buddies after a savage bear mauling. Despite taking wounds that should have killed him, Bale’s character – Hugh Glass – struggles through the wilderness to hunt down the men who left him to die.
Smith is also writing a remake of the French horror film Martyrs; that feels like a waste of time, as there’s no way an American mainstream movie will go where Marytrs did, or risk alienating audiences wholesale like that film seemed to enjoy doing.