Bale to star in J. G. Ballard's Concrete Island

Brad Anderson and Christian Bale reunite for adaptation of Ballard's best-selling novel
First official poster for Concrete Island, directed by Brad Anderson.
io9 has posted news of the first new collaboration between director Brad Anderson and actor Christian Bale since 2004's The Machinist. Work has begun on a filmed adaptation of the novel Concrete Island, marking the second time Bale has been associated with the work of author J. G. Ballard. (Previously, Bale played the young Jim Graham in Steven Spielberg's 1987 adaptation of Ballard's literary memoir, Empire of the Sun.) The official synopsis for Concrete Island reveals the following:
Los Angeles, 2020. Robert Maitland is a highly successful architect. One day, he speeds down the freeway losing control of his car and crashing into the middle of a manmade 'island' underneath a freeway intersection. After days of suffering agonising physical pain and the mental turmoil, he begins to suspect that he may not be the only person on the 'island'. When his fellow inhabitants finally reveal themselves, it soon becomes clear to Maitland that on this 'concrete island', only the strong survive. [Read More]
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