Just weeks after its world premiere at AFI Fest in Los Angeles earlier this month, Paramount Pictures has released the second trailer and a new poster for The Big Short, which could be a potential awards season contender. Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell lead an all-star cast in this drama based on the true story chronicled in the book of the same name by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side). When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.
In 2005, eccentric San Jose-based money manager and heavy-metal music enthusiast Michael Burry (Christian Bale) studies thousands of individual loans bundled into highly rated mortgage bonds and makes a startling discovery. The financial products are loaded with delinquent home loans certain to default over the next few years. While Wall Street bankers and government regulatory agencies ignore this ticking time bomb, Burry invents a financial instrument called the credit default swap in order to "short" the booming housing market - much to the dismay of his hedge fund's owners and investors.Read More
Don't worry! It's coming. Batman: Arkham Knight debuted the 2008 Batmobile DLC yesterday. And fans were disappointed to see it missing one key element. While the DLC pack did include the fan favorite Tumblr introduced in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster superhero epic The Dark Knight along with two musical tracks themed after the director's trilogy, there was no skin based on Christian Bale's Batsuit from the movie. That's going to change very soon, though.
That's an interesting question for fans. Christian Bale's Batsuit famously went through many changes throughout the entire trilogy, starting with Batman Begins in 2005, and continuing in 2008's The Dark Knight and 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. Most notably, the restrictions in the head and neck area were lessened, allowing for better mobility and fighting prowess. The notion that the neck was more flexible and moveable was something Christopher Nolan wrote into the script. It will be interesting to see if both suits actually get made, and if you'll be better able to move your avatar once he's firmly placed inside The Dark Knight version of the suit.Read More
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