WB Courting Christian Bale for Villain Role in ‘Oldboy’ Remake

Christian Bale has made clear he won’t decide his next move until after The Dark Knight Rises wraps later this fall. When that time comes, he’ll have some weighty options — several high-profile projects and a handful of studios are actively courting the soon-to-be former Caped Crusader, reports Variety.

One such film: Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake. According to the site, Bale would play the villain, which means he won’t have to worry about having sex with his own daughter. It would be nice to see Bale brush off his Patrick Bateman character from American Psycho and work bits of him into this redo.

The original South Korean masterpiece revolves around a man who’s kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years. When he’s finally released and begins looking into the reason for his captivity, he soon finds out that his kidnapper has even more torturous plans for him.

The original film, released in 2003 and directed by Chan-wook Park, won the Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

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