‘The Pale Blue Eye’: Everything We Know So Far

‘The Pale Blue Eye’: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix bought the horror thriller starring Oscar-winner Christian Bale for $55 Million. The upcoming flick is among Netflix's most expensive recent purchases.

This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of May 6, 2021.

Netflix is not petrified when it comes to spending big loads of money on great content. Its latest deal is a hefty $55M deal for 'The Pale Blue Eye,' a Gothic-horror thriller starring the Oscar-winner Christian Bale.

Netflix beats out multiple competitors who were trying to purchase the film at the European Film Market, proving its ascendancy against other studios and distributing companies.

The film will be written and directed by Scott Cooper, the same brilliant guy behind 'Hostiles', 'Black Mass', 'Out of the Furnace', 'Crazy Heart', and more.

'The Pale Blue Eye' will be the third time for Cooper and Bale to work together after teaming up in 'Hostiles' and 'Out of the Furnace'.

Here is everything you need to know about the high-budgeted film.


When will ‘The Pale Blue Eye’ Release On Netflix?

The film is yet to enter production, so there is no release date yet. 

As of March 2021, the script for 'The Pale Blue Eye' is still getting penned. The film is scheduled to enter production in Fall 2021 after Christian Bale is done filming 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and the yet-untitled David O’Russell movie.

His current projects are expected to be completed in September of 2021. Based on the current schedule, we will not likely see the film at least until 2022. 

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What Is The Plot Of 'The Pale Blue Eye'?

'The Pale Blue Eye' is an adaptation of Louis Bayard’s 2006 novel of the same name. The film is set in the year 1830 and follows Landor, who was called to investigate a series of murders that occurred on the academy grounds. A young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe (who will later become a world-famous mystery author) aided him in his mission.

Here is the premise of the upcoming film based on the book.

At West Point Academy in 1830, the calm of an October evening is shattered by the discovery of a young cadet’s body swinging from a rope just off the parade grounds. An apparent suicide is not unheard of in a harsh regimen like West Point’s, but the next morning, an even greater horror comes to light. Someone has stolen into the room where the body lay and removed the heart.

At a loss for answers and desperate to avoid any negative publicity, the Academy calls on the services of a local civilian, Augustus Landor, a former police detective who acquired some renown during his years in New York City before retiring to the Hudson Highlands for his health. Now a widower, and restless in his seclusion, Landor agrees to take on the case. As he questions the dead man’s acquaintances, he finds an eager assistant in a moody, intriguing young cadet with a penchant for drink, two volumes of poetry to his name, and a murky past that changes from telling to telling. The cadet’s name? Edgar Allan Poe.

Who are in the cast of ‘The Pale Blue Eye’?          

Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale will play Augustus Landor, a veteran detective investigating the murders in the film.

Christian Bale is the only confirmed casting as of the moment. The role of Edgar Allan Poe is still waiting to get filled.

The film is currently in the very early stages of development. We expect to get more updates in the upcoming months. We will continue to add more information to this article along the way. 

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