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Christian Bale To Work With Brad Anderson Again on J Ballard’s CONRETE ISLAND

They always say things come in roundabouts, you start in one place and you always end up going back there one day and thats the case for Christian Bale as it looks like he’ll be going to work again with The Machinist director Brad Anderson.

Anderson’s last project Vanishing on 7th Street finsihed back in September and the filmmaker has been working on several projects and one of those projects is JJ Ballard’s novel Concrete Island and when I said everything comes in roundabouts it was a JJ Ballard novel that gave a Young Bale his break in Empire of The Sun.

Anderson was Speaking to Shock Til You Drop

“A twisted adaptation of Robinson Crusoe, the story’s protagonist, Robert Maitland, a wealthy architect, finds himself stranded in a manmade ‘island’ (a section of fenced-off wasteland in the middle of a motorway intersection) between the Westway and M4 Motorway in West London, forced to survive on only what is in his crashed Jaguar and what he is able to find. As his condition degrades, it soon becomes difficult to determine whether Maitland is finding sanity or watching his mind fall apart as he finds companions on the island and eventually decides to remain there and forsake his former life.”

As to Bales inclusion of the project this what Anderson said to We Got This Covered

“I’ve got another project that Scott Kosar, the writer of The Machinist is writing. It’s based on J.G. Ballard’s novel called Concrete Island. It’s an urban survival story that Christian Bale is attached to be in.”

This certainly has the makings of another The Machinist which was a highly underated movie which proved Bale when he put his mind to it can be a very good actor which he proved recntly with The Fighter which could nab him an oscar in front of Geoffrey Rush in The Kings Speech. I was given the copy of The Machinist on DVD from a dillusioned friend who couldnt understand the movie and it has been one of my favourite movies ever since  but looking at the story would Bale goes as far as he did in The Machinist loosing alot of weight to a dangerous level all in the sake of movies?

What do you think of Christian Bale working with Brad Anderson again on another JJ Ballard book? eave comments below.

source We Got This Covered, Shock Til You Drop

 

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