While many have waited a long while to see John D. MacDonald's novel The Deep Blue Good-by come to the big screen, they're going to have to wait even longer. 20th Century Fox has officially canceled the project after Christian Bale injured his knee. It is not known when, or if, the project will get back on its feet, but the actor will be fine.
Christian Bale was set to star as an ex-solider who lives on a house boat and works as a 'salavage consultant' only to be come embroiled in a mystery. The former Batman actor tore his ACL just as he was set to start shooting Paramount's The Big Short. That film doesn't seem to be affected at this time. But the knee ligament injury is preventing filming of The Deep Blue Good-by, which reportedly requires a much more physically intensive role. The climax of the movie takes place on boats and is very action-heavy.Read More
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for The Big Short, with Christian Bale (American Hustle, The Dark Knight trilogy), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Ryan Gosling (Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Brad Pitt (Fury, World War Z) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the Anchorman films, The Other Guys). The film also stars Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Frozen River) and Marisa Tomei (Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Wrestler).
The film's screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs), based on Michael Lewis' bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The Big Short is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to "short" the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.Read More
Though it's been two years since the 2012 sequel The Dark Knight Rises hit theaters, fans are still debating the end of the movie. If you have yet to see this final chapter in director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, there will be Spoilers ahead. During a recent press conference for his role as Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings, star Christian Bale took it upon himself to finally interpret the ending for fans.
Even though Christian Bale thinks that Bruce Wayne is still alive in this version of the story, there are many diehard Batman fans who believe Bruce Wayne died while removing the bomb from Gotham City, sacrificing himself. As Christian Bale says, its the audience who should decide for themselves what Bruce's true fate became. What is your take on the ending?Read More
After starring in The Dark Knight trilogy, where he revitalized the Batman character, it should come as no surprise that Christian Bale has strong feelings about the role. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to reboot the popular DC Comics character yet again and will take Bruce Wayne in a new direction. In an interview with IGN, the actor explains that his Batman, which some argue is the best take on the vigilante superhero, just doesn't belong in any other version than what director Christopher Nolan created.
Do you agree with Christian Bale? Or would you have liked to have seen his Batman go up against Henry Cavill as Superman? This looks like a fight that was never meant to be, and it seems that Warner Bros. agrees, as the actor also revealed in a recent interview that the studio never asked him to return.Read More
Even before The Dark Knight Rises hit theaters in the summer of 2012, a rumor was starting to spread that Warner Bros. had plans to reboot the Batman franchise, which included replacing star Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne. But when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was announced, a different rumor began to spread. It was said quite often that Christian Bale had been offered an insane amount of money to put back on the cowl and return. In a new interview with Esquire, the actor who revitalized the DC Comics hero says that simple is not true.
Up until Ben Affleck was announced as Batman, many truly believed Christian Bale would return to play the Dark Knight in the planned Justice League films. Though many though the idea of an ensemble superhero adventure went against director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight aesthetic and what he did with those films.Read More
Last Week it was confirmed by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin that Christian Bale was set to play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Today, it has been announced that the actor has pulled out at the last minute and is no longer interested in the project.
After much deliberation and conflicted feelings, Christian Bale decided to leave the project after he came to the conclusion that he simply wasn't right for the role. He soon decided to part ways with the production and withdraw. The film is set to be directed by Danny Boyle. Steve Jobs was on tract to begin shooting this winter. It is not known how much the schedule will shift now that the movie has lost it's second leading man in two months.Read More