Netflix Buys "The Pale Blue Eye"
Following the report a couple weeks ago that Christian Bale would again be teaming up with director Scott Cooper (After previously working together on Out of the Furnace and Hostiles), now comes word that rights to their new horror-thriller The Pale Blue Eye, based on the Louis Bayard novel of the same name, has been sold to Netlix. The amount is reported to be around $55 million to pre-buy worldwide rights to the film.
Advertised by Cooper as a "large-canvas whodunit", the story will follow a series of murders being committed in1830 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Bale will play the investigating veteran detective and, in a unique spin, will feature a young Edgar Allan Poe who here is a detail-oriented cadet (A nod to the detective fiction genre Poe basically created).
Shooting is expected begin this Fall due to Bale's current high profile commitments to both Thor: Love and Thunder (Where he will play the villain of the story) and the untitled David O. Russell film. Scott Cooper's next film Antlers, which has been delayed since last summer, is expected to land in theaters October 29th. Stay tuned!