Way back in May 2009, while doing the promotional rounds for his then-new movie, Terminator Salvation, Christian Bale revealed that he and a "director friend" were in talks to adapt a novel by J.G. Ballard — who Bale actually played as a boy in Steven Spielberg's 1987 movie adaptation of Ballard's autobiographical novel Empire of the Sun. Who that friend was and which one of Ballard's novels Bale was referring to remained a mystery until Brad Anderson revealed earlier this year that he was the director in question and that the novel was Ballard's Concrete Island, the screen adaptation of which would be written by Scott Kosar, completing the Anderson-Bale-Kosar triumvirate behind The Machinist.
Even after Anderson's "reveal," it was unclear whether the project had financial backing or if Bale was actually attached as the lead, but it now appears as if the movie is a "go" as Filmax International recently updated its website to include Concrete Island on its list of movies in production, complete with a teaser poster boasting Bale's name and a plot synopsis. what's Concrete Island about? >> Posted 11.29.11 by BrentJS