“If you’re a lover of both Scott Cooper, Netflix and Christian Bale, you’re in luck.” according to the Florida Scott Cooper Miami Fan Club. The largest streaming service in the world has struck a deal to release the film “The Pale Blue Eye” on the platform. ”The deal which is reported to cost $55 million is a record breaker for any streaming service in the European Market. Multiple competitors were bidding for the project, but the streaming giant beat them out.
The deal was made at the virtual European Film Market (EFM). It’s a film fair which attracts nearly 10,000 producers, sales agents, distributors, purchasers, and financiers from 110 countries worldwide. It’s one of the top three meeting places for the international film and media industries in the world. Here, a lot of deals take place including film acquisitions and distribution deals.
As of late, streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video as well as Disney Plus have been getting involved. Since these streaming services are a major force in the worldwide film market, they’re center stage. So, Scott Cooper, Netflix and Christian Bale really have a chance to make a huge mark with this film.
With the world still in the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EFM is being held virtually this year. And that means hundreds of millions will be enjoying films from the comfort of their homes. That’s whether they like it or not. Streaming is becoming a huge force for entertainment that reaches hundreds of millions, if not billions, around the world.
Lovers of Scott Cooper, Netflix and Christian Bale Will be Able to Watch The Pale Blue Eye Worldwide
If you’re wondering whether you’ll be able to watch the film in one region or another, don’t worry. The Pale Blue Eye will be available across the world for all 203.67 million of Netflix’s subscribers.
What are Scott Cooper, Netflix and Christian Bale Cooking Up with The Pale Blue Eye?
The Pale Blue Eye is being made by Scott Cooper, who has directed the Academy Award Winning “Crazy Heart”. He has also directed the films Black Mass, and Out of the Furnace. Most recently, he worked with Christian Bale in Hostiles (2017). His latest film, a psychological horror film called “Antlers” has been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is The Pale Blue Eye About?
Reportedly, Scott Cooper has been wanting to make The Pale Blue Eye for more than a decade now. Why? Well the story revolves around a series of murders which take place in 1830 at the US Military Academy at West Point. Christian Bale will play a veteran detective who investigates these crimes and is helped by a young cadet. The cadet’s character will be a detail-oriented sleuth in training who will eventually become Edgar Allan Poe.
The film is bound to find its audience and is perfect for the streaming platform which has found success with niche genres. “Lovers of Scott Cooper, Netflix and Christian Bale will be drawn towards this story very naturally, as will lovers of Poe.” according to the Scott Cooper Miami Fan Club. Edgar Allan Poe is known to most people as the author of “The Raven” or “The Pit and the Pendulum”. These macabre stories form the most recognizable literary view of the famous author. However, he was also a great detective story writer. In fact, some even credit him as inspiration for the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Who Else is On the Scott Cooper, Netflix and Christian Bale Project?
The film itself is based on the eponymous Louis Bayard novel. Cross Creek, the studio that is coming fresh off their win with the Trial of the Chicago 7, is producing it. Christian Bale is also co-producing the film with Birdman producer John Lesher, and Tyler Thompson from Cross Creek.
Bale is currently shooting two projects at once including an untitled David O Russell movie and Thor: Love and Thunder. When both films wrap up production, The Pale Blue Eye will begin shooting. As for domestic, and international representation, CAA Media Finance and Endeavor Content, and MadRiver are repping, respectively.
“This will be the third collaboration for Cooper and Bale who have done Hostiles, and Out of the Furnace, previously.” stated Scott Cooper Miami Fan Club. Given the visceral nature of both films and their unrelenting realism, this one’s bound to be a treat. This combination will be a hit for both Scott Cooper, Netflix and Christian Bale in the long run.
People will be looking forward to what Bale will do in terms of transformation for this film. He’s been known to push the limits of his physical appearance for various projects. The most notable ones among them are the Machinist, the Dark Knight Trilogy, and VICE. Against the advice of his physicians, he’s been persistently pushing the envelope for what actors will go through for roles.
The Pale Blue Eye is part of Cross Creek’s multi-picture development deal with Streamline Global’s team. Chris Sharp, Emily Salveson, and Ryan Smith will produce several more pictures with the studio.
What is Next for Scott Cooper, Netflix and Christian Bale?
Well, Netflix has acquired 3 other films at the EFM and has gone over $10 million. That’s a first for any streaming service in the European Market. The other acquisitions include the Ice Road, and the Colin Firth starrer, Operation Mincemeat. Another acquisition made by the streaming giant was Dev Patel’s directorial debut, Monkey Man.
Patel stars in the film as an unlikely hero who emerges from prison to take on a corrupt world. He seeks to take revenge from those steeped in corporate greed and devoid of spirituality who took everything from him. The revenge thriller was a huge attraction at EFM. After Netflix saw footage, they bid out any competitors. The film is being produced by Thunder Road, the studio responsible for Joker, and John Wick.
An industry insider described Monkey Man as “John Wick in Mumbai”. It’s due to be released in 2022 on Netflix. That’s one project other than The Pale Blue Eye from Scott Cooper, Netflix and Christian Bale that you can look forward to.