Wednesday, May 26, 2010

John Hillcoat & Christian Bale Team Up For 'The Revenant'

John Hillcoat is attached to direct an adaptation of 'The Revenant' by Michael Punke, in talks to step into the shoes of frontiersman Hugh Glass is Christian Bale accordinging to scriptwriter Mark L. Smith.
When asked about future projects he told us about "The Revenant, which is a period action/revenge piece that Anonymous Content is producing," he tells BD exclusively adding some huge news. "John Hillcoat (The Road) is attached to direct, and Christian Bale is in talks to star."
The Revenant tells a story of nearly unimaginable human endurance over 3,000 miles of uncharted American wilderness, spanning what is today the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Based on the real life of fur trapper Hugh Glass, The Revenant recounts the toll of envy and betrayal, and the power of obsession and vengeance. Punke's novel opens in 1823, when thirty-six-year-old Hugh Glass joins the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. on a venture into perilous, unexplored territory.

After being savagely mauled by a grizzly bear, his nearly lifeless body is left in the care of two volunteers from the company-John Fitzgerald, a ruthless mercenary, and young Jim Bridger, the future "King of the Mountain Men." When Indians approach their camp, Fitzgerald and Bridger abandon Glass. Worse yet, they rob the wounded man of his weapons and tools-the very things that might have given him a chance on his own. Deserted, defenseless, and furious, Glass vows his survival. And his revenge.