Director Brad Anderson is looking to reunite with Batman himself, Christian Bale, for his next film outing. In 2004, Bale transformed himself into a small bird for Anderson’s psychological thriller The Machinist. During a recent interview, Anderson announced that he and Bale are looking to team up yet again for his next flick, Concrete Island, which he described thusly:
“The best way to describe it is it’s like an urban Robinson Crusoe story – a guy crashes a car into a highway interchange and is marooned in this weedy lot, injured, and can’t escape and he’s basically trying to survive in the middle of the big urban Metropolis.”
In the interview with Shock Till You Drop, Anderson said they plan to shoot the film when Bale can fit it into his schedule (which, more than likely, will not be this year). Bale is currently filming 13 Flowers of Nanjing with director Zhang Yimou, and will then move on to The Dark Knight Rises, the presumed concluding chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Anderson is getting ready to release Vanishing on 7th Street.