With filming on The Dark Knight Rises coming to a close in the autumn, Christian Bale is on the lookout for his next big project. And from the sound of things, he won’t be stuck for options.
Variety reports that top of Bale’s list of options is the role of the villain in Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake. To clarify, that’s the chap who locks up the film’s hero in a hotel room for a soul-sapping 15 years.
If the film is anything like the Korean original, the character will be a fiend the like of which Bale has never played before, and might make for a good change-up from his recent cape-clad heroics.