John Hillcoat Helms The Revenant -- Christian Bale "In Talks" To Star
05.27.10 by REELZ
John Hillcoat (The Road) is set to direct The Revenant and Christian Bale is in talks to star , according to Bloody Disgusting. This grim tale of survival and revenge is based on the true story of an adventurer who goes West with a group of fur trappers in 1822. When he's badly mauled by a bear, his companions bury him while still alive rather than trouble with returning to civilization. Miraculously, he survives ... and then proceeds to hunt down the men.
The movie has been once done before, in 1971 with Richard Harris. Then it was called Man in the Wilderness, although we're told that this isn't going to be a remake.