John Hillcoat Has a Project Titled The Revenant in the Works?
With John Hillcoat's The Road finally out on DVD (and Blu-Ray) this week, I don't think I'll be the only one wondering when we'll see the next film from John Hillcoat, who showed that he's quite a talented director with that film. Well, although we've heard a bit about The Promised Land (which apparently got shut down), our friends at Bloody-Disgusting got a little scoop about another new project he's currently working on. This one is titled The Revenant, which is supposedly a period action/revenge piece that Anonymous Content is producing and that Christian Bale is in talks to star. Ooh, I like the sound of that. Hopefully it's official.
B-D got this news in an interview with screenwriter Mark L. Smith (of Séance, Vacancy, The Hole) who also told them a bit about a few other projects in the works, including a remake of the French horror film Martyrs. Smith wrote that for producer Wyck Godfrey, but we don't know much else about it. So all we've got are these little nuggets of info, like that Hillcoat is directing Bale in something called The Revenant, and that a Martyrs remake is coming soon, but that's it. He also mentions another project that he co-wrote with Sidney Lumet and another one with Patrick Tatopoulos (maybe The Colony?), but no details on those either.
We'll definitely let you know when we hear more about the Hillcoat project or the Martyrs remake, so stay tuned for updates on both of them. When I talked to Hillcoat in Telluride last year, it seemed as if he had a couple of different projects in the works, so he's probably got a few things going, and it was The Revenant that moved forward first. I'll be very interested in learning more about the plot of that one, so stick around.