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Christian Bale’s ‘The Pale Blue Eye’ is Heading to Netflix in Record-Breaking Deal

Christian Bale's 'The Pale Blue Eye' is Heading to Netflix in Record-Breaking Deal

Netflix lands Christian Bale’s horror thriller ‘The Pale Blue Eye’ in a record-breaking deal.

Netflix just made a record-breaking deal to pick up Christian Bale‘s upcoming horror film. As per Deadline, following a bidding battle, the Gothic horror thriller The Pale Blue Eye was acquired by the streaming giants for a staggering $55 million – the highest ever payment for a global contract at the European Film Market (EFM).

The feature, based on Louis Bayard‘s 2003 novel of the same title, will see Academy Award winner Bale reunited with Scott Cooper, who adapted the screenplay and directed it.

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Previously, the duo collaborated on the thriller/drama Out of the Furnace in 2013, and most recently on the crime-drama Hostiles in 2017.

The Pale Blue Eye revolves around a detective trying to solve a string of killings in 1830 at the US Military Academy in West Point.

Bale will play the role of Augustus Landor, a veteran detective tasked with investigating the murders and who is aided by a cadet and a promising poet – a young Edgar Allen Poe.

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In the meantime, the Batman Star is making a transition from DC to the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he’ll depict the role of Gorr the God Butcher in the eagerly-awaited Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).

It’s becoming more of a reunion movie judging by the leaks during shooting. The Guardians of the Galaxy will be featuring in the film which makes complete sense after Thor left earth with them at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Natalie Portman is returning as Jane Foster and more significantly taking the mantle of female Thor.

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Last modified: March 14, 2021