Thursday, April 23, 2009

Christian Bale & Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter

the fighter

According to Variety, Christian will be joining Mark Wahlberg in the Relativity Media project The Fighter, to be directed by David O. Russell. Production is expected to begin in July. Here's a story synopsis:

Pic tells the story of Boston fighter "Irish" Mickey Ward and how he was helped to the world lightweight championship by half-brother Dicky Eklund. Eklund once decked Sugar Ray Leonard and went the distance against the boxing legend before forfeiting his career to drugs and crime. He redeemed himself by training Ward through his Rocky-like run to the title.

Wahlberg will play Ward, a fighter who was losing bouts and was ready to hang up the gloves when his brother came back into his life. Bale will play Eklund, whose drugs and robbery spree drew him a 10- to 15-year sentence in state prison. There, he kicked drugs, became a model prisoner and emerged as a changed man who helped his brother reach the glory that eluded him


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Empire of the Sun novelist J.G. Ballard Dies

J.G. Ballard

British science-fiction writer J.G. Ballard died Sunday, April 19th in London. Ballard's novel, "Empire of the Sun", dealing with his experiences of the Japanese occupation of Shanghai was adapted for the screen by Steven Spielberg, who cast Christian as the young Jim.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Christian Bale with Emmaline

Taking Emmaline to gymnastics, April 15th. Dad and daughter both looking great!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Best Terminator: Salvation Poster Yet

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins Poster

I like this Terminator: Salvation poster better than any of the others so far. With Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, I think it gives a better idea of what the movie's all about than the others have!

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Public Enemies Trailer

Here's the second trailer for "Public Enemies" with Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, and Marion Cotillard, and directed by Michael Mann. It hits theaters on July 1st.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Terminator: Salvation Trading Cards from Topps

Here's a preview of the upcoming line of Terminator: Salvation trading cards from Topps. The complete line will feature 90 base cards highlighting memorable moments from the movie. The preview cards feature Christian Bale as John Connor, Sam Worthington as Marcus Wright, and several cards with the T-700 exo-skull and the T-1 Terminator Tank.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Christian Bale in The Prisoners? is reporting that Christian has signed on to a project called The Prisoners, which will potentially include Mark Wahlberg as co-star and Bryan Singer as director. Here's the basic plot:

After his 6-year-old daughter and her friend are kidnapped, a small-town carpenter butts heads with a young, brash detective in charge of the investigation. The father is a Bible-reading, deer-hunting survivalist. The cop, meanwhile, can’t wait to get to the city. Feeling failed by the law, the father captures the man he believes responsible and begins to torture him in a desperate attempt to find out what he did with the girls, whom he’s convinced are still alive.

They do stress that none of this is confirmed, so stay tuned. It does sound like just the sort of project Christian would be wonderful in, though!

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

McG Talks About Chritian Bale and Terminator: Salvation

Mania has an exclusive interview with Terminator: Salvation
director McG talking about the movie, Christian, and his
upcoming projects. Here's what he had to say about Christian:

Mania: There are a lot of stories about Bale not liking the original script. Obviously, you got him to the do film. What has Christian Bale been like to work with?
McG: He has been a partner every step of the way. That has been the nature of our relationship. He has been my partner in the making of this movie to this day. He and I will talk about the movie tonight. We speak about it every single day. That is not to say he isn’t passionate about Public Enemies, of course he is. He gives everything to what he is currently involved in. He totally immerses himself.
Mania: What didn’t he like about the script?
McG: It was too goofy. It read like Terminator 4. We were like; we’re not going to make Terminator 4! We have to make a film that is a story first and takes advantage of what has been put into motion by Jim [Cameron]. Jim is very passionate about the Terminator and what it means and where the world is headed. He is focused on it and we honor that mythology in the same respect and that was our genesis.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic

Christian and Sibi in Brentwood, March 31.