Christian Bale is joining a star-studded cast for a gripping new horror coming to Netflix. Check out the film's eerie trailer below:
The Pale Blue Eye follows veteran detective, Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), who investigates a series of grisly murders with the help of a young cadet who will eventually go on to become the world-famous author Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling).
Director Scott Cooper says he's always wanted to display the work of Edgar Allan Poe from his own perspective.
He told Tudum: "Because my father taught English and there was lots of literature strewn about our house, Poe came into my world at a young age, and I was just fascinated with his works.
"And my father, after I directed Crazy Heart, he said, ‘There’s a novel that you should read; it’s The Pale Blue Eye and it has Edgar Allan Poe as a character at the centre of an investigation’."
The all-star cast includes, Christian Bale (obvs), Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Harry Lawtey, Toby Jones, and Robert Duvall.
However, after watching the trailer, Christian Bale's addition was the only topic of conversation amongst fans, as one person said: "Christian Bale's physical and psychological dedication do depict his characters as convincing as possible makes him one of the greatest movie stars ever."
Another added: "The name Christian Bale is enough nothing else needed."
A third person commented: "Christian Bale is one of the few actors who can get my attention with his name alone.
"When he's in a movie, I know that it's gonna be great or he's gonna be the best part of it."
Someone else said: "This is how trailers should be. I know it's labelled a 'teaser', but this hooks the viewer right in and gives next to nothing away. This makes me want to watch it."
Another person thought: "I adore how much works by writers like Poe and Lovecraft are coming back into fashion and, at least in some cases, being treated seriously.
"My only concern is that Scott Cooper has thus far been the master of well made, well acted, but strikingly Mid movies."
The official synopsis for The Pale Blue Eye reads: "West Point, 1830. A world-weary detective is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet.
"Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case — a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe."
The Pale Blue Eye opens in select theatres in December and will hit Netflix on January 6.
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