Christian Bale has been speaking about his next big role after ‘The Dark Knight’ opens – Terminator’s John Connor.
First, Bale described what attracted him to the project:
Well, initially, actually, that was NOT an attraction. I felt that I wasn’t sure where it could go to. Before I gave an answer, I went back and reviewed the other movies. I felt like “Okay, unlike ‘Batman Begins,’ this would be something where we would be respecting the previous mythology.” Certainly of one and two, not so much number three – but certainly you would be recognizing that mythology, unlike “Batman Begins” where we were saying that this is the beginning, right here. But what I view in it, and what has ultimately made me make the choice to make it, is that I see the same potential for reinvention and for breathing new life into the mythology. That’s what I view our responsibility as filmmakers to be. It’s pointless if we don’t succeed in doing that.
Discussing filming, Bale said:
They’re a number of weeks in. I’m just a week and a half in… It’s going well. It’s a tall order, it really is, and I recognize that and we have a lot of work to do, and I’ve just begun on it, because I only just finished working on ‘Public Enemies’ a couple of weeks back.
‘Public Enemies’, a Michael Mann film, stars Johnny Depp and Channing Tatum, and charts the efforts of honcho Melvin Purvis to shut down John Dillinger’s criminal gang in the 1930s.