Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' Joss Whedon Says He Earned More Making 'Dr. Horrible' Than 'The Avengers,' Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Joss Whedon Says He Earned More Making 'Dr. Horrible' Than 'The Avengers,' Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Sales Poster For 'Concrete Island,' Christian Bale's Reunion With 'Machinist' Director Brad Anderson

The Playlist By Simon Dang | The Playlist October 13, 2011 at 2:05AM

Earlier this year it was revealed that Christian Bale was planning a reunion with the writing and directing duo of Brad Anderson and Scott Kosar from 2003's "The Machinist," for an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's urban thriller "Concrete Island."
2

Earlier this year it was revealed that Christian Bale was planning a reunion with the writing and directing duo of Brad Anderson and Scott Kosar from 2003's "The Machinist," for an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's urban thriller "Concrete Island."

While the project doesn't seem to be any closer to realization, TwitchFilm has now uncovered the first sales poster for the film, a dystopia-set urban thriller which already promises to boast another of the sort of physically and mentally challenging roles that Bale has almost become synonymous with. Described as a twisted, unfilmable adaptation of the Robinson Crusoe castaway survival story, “Concrete Island” follows a wealthy architect who finds himself trapped on a man-made island between two West London motorways with only the contents of his car in his possession. Of course, there's much more to it than just that so here's a longer synopsis from production company Filmax:

Los Angeles, 2020. Robert Maitland is a highly successful architect. One day, he speeds down the freeway losing control of his car and crashing into the middle of a manmade ‘island’ underneath a freeway intersection. After days of suffering agonising physical pain and the mental turmoil, he begins to suspect that he may not be the only person on the ‘island’. When his fellow inhabitants finally reveal themselves, it soon becomes clear to Maitland that on this ‘concrete island’, only the strong survive.

Anderson has already noted that Bale is "on board to do that when we can fit it into his schedule," but nothing can really happen until the movie gets backing. Filmax heads to the American Film Market next month, where we presume they'll be trying to drum up sales for the movie and if they can get the pieces in place, we'll probably start to see this project move forward. Until then, Bale certainly isn't without work to do. Of course, he's currently filming "The Dark Knight Rises," he's got that mysterious new Terrence Malick project in the works and he'll be stumping for Zhang Yimou's "The Flowers Of War" this Oscar season. And after that? He's got loads of options including a potential teaming with Darren Aronofksy for the helmer's dream project "Noah."

A reunion with Bale seems to be Anderson's best shot at redemption after the misfire of "Vanishing on 7th Street" and the concept is pretty nifty. But these are still very, very early days, with a lot of steps in the development process yet to take place.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Brad Anderson, Concrete Island


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates