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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"
href="http://www.chud.com/articles/articles/20181/1/THE-DEVIN039S-ADVOCATE-MOVIES-THAT-NEVER-WERE-3/Page1.html">Click
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,
The Road)
Hillcoat will be directing.

This could be the most grim and
joyless movie ever made!

href="http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/20356">Bloody
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
doing.