align="Right" border="0" height="254"/>Last year I
told you about a movie called style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: bold;">The Revenant – a film that would never happen
but that at one time was going to star Samuel L Jackson and be directed
by Park Chan-Wook. target="_blank"
here to read the full details of this movie that never was.
Now style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: bold;">The Revenant is back (at least I’m almost
certain this is the same project), and instead of Sam, Christian Bale
will be the lead. And instead of Park, John ( style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: bold;">The Proposition,
Hillcoat will be directing.
This could be the most grim and
joyless movie ever made!
Disgusting reports that Vacancy writer
Mark L Smith is working on the script, which he describes as ‘a period
action/revenge piece.’ The revenge comes when frontiersman Bale (this is
the late 1800s) gets left for dead by his buddies after a savage bear
mauling. Despite taking wounds that should have killed him, Bale’s
character – Hugh Glass – struggles through the wilderness to hunt down
the men who left him to die.
Smith is also writing a remake of the
French horror film Martyrs; that feels like a waste of time,
as there’s no way an American mainstream movie will go where Marytrs did,
or risk alienating audiences wholesale like that film seemed to enjoy