I’ve added new filming photos of Christian Bale with Anne Hathaway onlocation of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ movie to the gallery.
I’ve added new photos of Christian Bale filming his new movie at Austin City Limits Music Festival on September 16 & 17, 2011.
I’ve added new filming photos of Christian Bale onlocation of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ which he reprises his role as Bruce Wayne for the film on September 7, 2011.
Along with a slew of other possibilities
What it is to be wanted… Though he’s busy being Batman for what will likely be the last time in The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale has a raft of possible future options stretched out ahead of him, according to Variety. Yes, he’s being courted by various studios for all sorts of movies, including the remake of Oldboy and Clint Eastwood’s take on A Star is Born.
At this time, Bale hasn’t made any decisions, but it must be nice to have the choice. Let’s run down the possibilities, shall we?
Spike Lee is on board to direct the Oldboy reboot for Mandate, and Bale is being offered the role of the villain who incarcerates the hero in a nondescript room for 15 years, a plan that seemingly continues even when he’s released and sets about tracking down his captors.
Eastwood is apparently considering him as a solid male lead for A Star is Born, which would find him mentoring Beyonce and falling for the rising starlet even as his own career fades.
Then there’s Michael Mann’s Gold, about which little is known, but apparently takes the form of a modern-day Treasure of the Sierra Madre-style adventure with prospectors searching for the shiny stuff.
In the lesser-known file, we have Out of the Furnace, the film formerly known as The Low Dweller, a tale of a criminal name Slim avenging the murder of his brother. That has Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper in charge.
And finally, in the epic corner, Darren Aronofsky has Noah, which would follow the building of the Biblical Ark.
As mentioned, he’s sticking to the idea that he wants to wait and see, and more importantly get finished with Caped Crusading before he fills the ol’ work diary back up, and that means he won’t be available until the end of the year at the earliest. Plus, he could turn around and reject all of these options, though we must admit it’s a tempting bunch for any actor…
Source: Empire Online
America’s most reclusive of auteurs pairing up with Hollywood’s notorious hothead? It’s quite a prospect, and is in fact on the cards. It transpired yesterday that Terrence Malick, the spectacular yet sporadic director, will be working with Christian Bale, an actor known for bringing a distinctively intense conviction to films (and film sets), on an as-yet unnamed film.
Details on Malick and Bale’s collaboration are currently thin on the ground. The pair have worked together before, the Welsh actor featuring in 1998’s The Thin Red Line, an adaptation of James Jones’ autobiographical novel based on his experience as an American soldier serving in WW2’s Guadacanal battle.
An epic in every sense of the word, Malick’s most recent film, this year’s The Tree of Life, took the universe as its canvas and won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, whilst polarising opinion every step of the way. The inimitable director has a number of promising projects in the works: next year promises a yet to be titled flick starring Jessica Chastain, Rachels McAdams and Weisz, and Ben Affleck; and Voyage of Time, a documentary which will feature footage from The Tree of Life shoot, is expected to appear in 2013, with narration by Emma Thompson.
Malick’s films are deeply personal projects, unparalleled in their scope and ambition. While it is mostly agreed the filmmaker delivers some incredible cinematic moments, he is perceived as a frustrating director due to the often extensive gaps between films, and content which borders upon the absurd and pretentious. Christian Bale is a figure who, similarly, has also garnered both adulation and hostility. Bale’s most discussed performance, rather than his convincingly tormented turns in American Pyscho (2000) and both Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008), is perhaps his shouting fit aimed at a crew member on the set of Terminator Salvation (2009), which, unfortunately for him, became immortalised on the internet.
Two heavyweights of American cinema, notorious for being at odds inspired and pretentious, team up. All we know for sure is that it’s a collaboration which will certainly illicit some strong responses from audiences and critics alike. First impressions, hopes and fears are welcomed.
Another major accident of set of the new ‘Batman’ movie in Pittsburgh on August 13, 2011. The Batwing crash occured as it was speeding down the street in a chase scene, when it went off course and actually hit a huge street light lamp and nearly destroyed the whole side of the only existing Batwing. The crew then did the scene over after fixing it as it took nearly an hour. No actors were hurt in the scene, but a Batman extra was spotted driving the Batwing in the street before the major crash.
Rumors of a Batman and Superman team-up movie like the World’s Finest Comics have been around for a long time. The rumors have always been fueled by strong fan desire and some legitimate past interest from Warner Bros. Now, the website Think McFly Think is reporting that Warner Bros. is quietly developing a Batman and Superman team-up movie.
According to Think McFly Think, there are two different storylines being considered for the Batman/Superman movie. One version would have Batman mentoring Superman, while the other version would be the exact opposite with Superman mentoring Batman. Which version would be developed apparently hinges on if Christian Bale can be lured back into the Batman role or if Warner Bros. would have to go with a new actor.
Of the two treatment ideas, personally, I think an established Christian Bale as Batman mentoring an up-and-coming Henry Cavill as Superman would rock. However, it would be disappointing if Warner Bros. had to go the other route and bring in a new Batman. I just can’t see a team-up movie with Superman mentoring a young Batman working.
Of course, one big question in this news is if Warner Bros. is developing a Batman and Superman team-up movie, why would they want to do it quietly? There is huge fan interest in seeing these two classic characters on screen together, and a World’s Finest movie would be a great way to get Batman back on the big screen after The Dark Knight Rises.
The answer as to why it is being done quietly could be because Green Lantern wasn’t exactly the hit that Warner Bros. expected and Superman is in the process of being rebooted. Think McFly Think says their info comes from unnamed sources and admits the plans are not definite. There are probably a lot of DC Comics properties that Warner Bros. executives are thinking about, but with like every potential movie, a lot of other things have to fall into place for it to actually happen.
Some of the current unknowns that will likely go into the equation for the Batman/Superman movie to become a reality is how the The Dark Knight Rises, The Man of Steel, and The Avengers do at the box office. If The Dark Knight Rises is the huge hit everyone anticipates, then Warner Bros. will be anxious to find a way to get Christian Bale back into the Batsuit. Of course, for a team-up movie to make sense, The Man of Steel reboot for Superman has to also be successful. And while The Avengers is a Marvel Studios movie, everyone will be watching to see how successful it is at the box office. If The Avengers winds up breaking box office records, then expect a lot of superhero team-up movies to get put on the fast track.
Source: Comic Book
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