Christian Bale is set to star in Brad Anderson’s upcoming adaptation J. G. Ballard’s novel ‘Concrete Island’. It will be the second time the two have worked together, the first being with the absorbing 2004 film ‘The Machinist’. Another of the films on Anderson’s resume is the low budget horror flick ‘Session 9’, which has achieved cult status amongst horror aficionados. He’s certainly a director who is worth looking out for. Here’s what he had to say about ‘Concrete Island’-
" “The best way to describe it is it’s like an urban Robinson Crusoe story – a guy crashes a car into a highway interchange and is marooned in this weedy lot, injured, and can’t escape and he’s basically trying to survive in the middle of the big urban Metropolis,” he said. “It’s sort of crazy, cool J.G. Ballard-esque type story, but Christian’s on board to do that when we can fit it into his schedule, of course.”
It is not yet known whether Bale will repeat his TRADEMARK WEIGHT LOSS for the film as he may be reluctant to repeat the GIMMICK and actually have to act this time. That last sentence may be a bit confusing if you are unaware of the interview Bale did with Empire recently. The angry actor was not best pleased by one writer’s criticism of his weight loss to play the role of troubled boxer Dicky Eklund in ‘The Fighter’.
Here’s what he had to say-
"'To be honest, I find it laughable that it's considered to be some f—ing gimmick — it's so patronizing. For God's sake, do people not understand what a pain it is to do? It's as though it's some comment about, 'Oh it's easy for him, because he's done it a bunch of times.' It's not easy, it's not fun — it's horrible."
"I would never pick to do that, but it's a part that I like and he's a welterweight and he's a crackhead. I don't know about you, but I've never seen a welterweight with any fat on him — or a crackhead. So it's just what you end up having to do."
"Somebody told me that somebody wrote something about my 'trademark weight loss.' I'd just like to p- on that guy's shoes."
I think plenty of people would like to piss on your shoes as well Christian. And by the way, your gravelly Batman voice is crappy and annoying.
Please don’t hurt me!