The first trailer of Scott Cooper’s gothic murder-mystery film, The Pale Blue Eye has been released. Things are looking very ominous. The second trailer unveils Christian Bale as a world-weary detective having the path set to cross with the writer Edger Allen Poe. Soon, one of those men stumbles upon a body, plunging viewers into the heart of this dark tale.
By dressing to the nines in period piece costumes, we see the feature stars, Gillian Anderson, Christian Bale, and Harry Melling, doing things like running through the dark, having fights in the dark, and giving knowing looks in the dark.
Overall, the foreboding shot is the voice of Melling who will lead the cast as a fictionalized version of Edgar Allen Poe. Known for his work behind heavy dramas like Crazy Heart, period projects including Hostiles, and horrors such as Antlers, Cooper’s own eye can be seen all over this trailer. In the second trailer, the detective has enlisted the help of the man who will be famous one day as the writer Poe.
Adapted from Louis Bayard’s 2006 historical fiction novel of the same name, The Pale Blue Eye takes place in 1830 at the United States’ famed Military Academy, West Point. An unknown killer is stalking the campus, slaying several members of the school, which leads to the arrival of a detective in hopes of solving the case. But all is not as it seems at the well-disciplined academy, as the detective begins to unravel a tangled web of secrets. In the middle of it all, penning the horrific happenings into prose form is a young cadet named Edgar Allen Poe.
The Pale Blue Eye: Cast
The trailer continues with those unsettling and eerie tones we’ve received from the feature via a first-look image back in August. With an absolutely stacked cast, the production will also feature the talents of Robert Duvall and Timothy Spall in leading roles while the ensemble will include Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Hadley Robinson, Joey Brooks, Brennan Cook, Gideon Glick, Fred Hechinger, Matt Helm, Steven Maier, and Charlie Tahan.
Hoping to take a stab at the awards circuit, the feature will first land in theaters for a limited run beginning on December 23 before moving to Netflix on January 6. Bale and Cooper also serve as producers alongside Cross Creek Pictures’ John Lesher and Tyler Thompson. The movie will also mark a reunion for Bale and Cooper who have previously joined forces in projects including Hostiles and Out of the Furnace. Dylan Weathered and Tracey Landon will serve as executive producers.
The Pale Blue Eye: Release Date
The film is set to hit on selected theatres on 23rd December 2022 and set to stream on 6th January 2022
Here is the trailer: