Hollywood star Christian Bale has recently announced to team up with the Black Mass director Scott Cooper. The duo has teamed up together on making their third movie together, reportedly a crime thriller, The Pale Blue Eye.
Based on Louis Bayard's novel The Pale Blue Eye, the mystery thriller film revolves around a series of murders that took place in 1830 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Reports said that the Dark Knight star will play the investigating detective, who will disentangle the secret of the murders.
Speaking withDeadline, director Cooper revealed that Bale’s character is assisted in his investigation by an intelligent and eager young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe. He further went on to explain his inspiration behind the project and said, “Even though Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston and died, delirious, in Baltimore, the majority of his life was spent in Virginia, my home state. So I grew up with his presence.”
“He bequeathed us the detective genre, and he’s still such a presence in our culture, with every horror, mystery and science fiction writer indebted to Poe. This is my attempt at a large-canvas whodunit, with a serial killer at its center,” he added.
He also stated that he’s been more comfortable with Bale being on his side for this project. The duo has worked together previously in Hostiles and Out of the Furnace. “I want to make films that push me into a different, maybe uncomfortable space, but I am glad to have Christian go there with me. I’ve wanted to make this for over a decade and fortunately for me, Christian has perfectly aged into the lead character. He was far too young when I first thought of making this. Films are meant to happen at the right time. Christian is always in high demand, but to be able to make this with him will be such a joy for me.”