Fans of Christian Bale have been wondering what the Oscar-winning actor will do next, after “The Dark Knight Rises”. Well, he’s currently got a number of projects already lined up. One is an adaptation of the Robinson Crusoe legend, announced last year. Another is, as reported by Variety today, also a book adaptation. Bale is in final negotiations to star in director Todd Field’s “The Creed of Violence”. The period-set film is based on Boston Teran’s novel, which is described like this:
“Mexico, 1910. The landscape pulses with the force of the upcoming revolution, an atmosphere rich in opportunity for a criminal such as Rawbone. His fortune arrives across the haze of the Sierra Blanca in the form of a truck loaded with weapons, an easy sell to those financing a bloodletting.
But Rawbone’s plan spins against him, and he soon finds himself at the Mexican-American border and in the hands of the Bureau of Investigation. He is offered a chance for immunity, but only if he agrees to proceed with his scheme to deliver the truck and its goods to the Mexican oil fields while under the command of Agent John Lourdes. Rawbone sees no other option and agrees to the deal—but he fails to recognize the true identity of Agent Lourdes, a man from deep within his past.
As they work to expose the criminal network at the core of the revolution, it is clear their journey into the tarred desert is a push toward a certain ruin, and the history lurking between the criminal and agent may seal their fates.”
Distribution is being handled by Universal Pictures with production and financing by Cross Creek Pictures. A director like Field (“Little Children”) at the helm should ensure a pretty smart translation of the book, while you can always count on Bale to give a committed performance.
“The Creed Of Violence” is targeting an early 2013 start date.