Christian Bale has a clean slate after Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”, apparently because he has yet to decide what he wants to do next, despite rumors having him attached to everything from a remake of “A Star is Born” by Clint Eastwood (and co-starring Beyonce) to Darren Aronofsky’s epic-in-the-making “Noah”.
In “Oldboy”, an innocent man is snatched off the streets and locked away in a prison cell for 15 years without explanation. He is eventually released, after which he goes on a killing spree to find the people responsible for his captivity. He gets him from a spunky sushi chef and able assistance from a variety of sharp and hard objects with which to beat people in the face with.
Another film hoping to land Bale’s services is “Gold” by Michael Mann, but come on, that movie, along with the other two, don’t hold a candle to how awesome a remake of “Oldboy” could potentially be with the crazed Bale in front of the camera. This is the star of “American Psycho”, you’ll recall.
Someone give this man a hammer!