Netflix dropped a new teaser for ‘The Pale Blue Eye‘ starring Christian Bale and Harry Melling. The American gothic horror mystery is adapted from Louis Bayard’s 2006 novel of the same name. The film is scheduled to release in select theaters on December 23, 2022, and on Netflix on January 6, 2023. Check out the clip below.
The film’s plot follows, “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. A Veteran detective Augustus Landor investigates a series of murders at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He is aided by Edgar Allan Poe, a young cadet at the academy.”
The Pale Blue Eye stars Christian Bale as Augustus Landor, Harry Melling as Edgar Allan Poe, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Timothy Spall, Hadley Robinson, Joey Brooks, and Brennan Keel Cook. Directed by Scott Cooper.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Bale told “He’s someone who is obviously accustomed to observing other people rather than being observed, due to the nature of his profession,” Bale added, “He’s successful at what he’s done, but has now completed that chapter of his life. He certainly has adopted a certain way of living, which isn’t really working for him anymore.”
Then the murder case brings him into contact with Poe, who is also a cadet at the academy. “He dismisses him initially, but comes to find him to be the centerpiece of his life, which he would be quite embarrassed to admit, with his age and standing and everything,” Bale says. “He does find himself maybe learning new things, and is certainly reminded of things that he’d forgotten about life.”