Thursday, October 13, 2011

Concrete Island Movie Poster

Here's the official movie poster of Concrete Island:
(Click on the poster to enlarge.)
Let's hope the film will be released soon!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Concrete Island Movie

Concrete Island, the 1974 novel written by J. G. Ballard, is likely to be adapted into a movie in a not too distant future.The story is a twisted adaptation of Robinson Crusoe about a man stuck in, Director Brad Anderson expressed indeed his interest in bringing Concrete island to the big screen:

"Concrete Island is based on a J.G. Ballard book and it's a great, hallucinatory kind of weird, trippy kind of movie. Scott Kosar (The Machinist) is writing and Christian Bale is sort of vaguely attached as well - he wants to play the lead."
Director Brad Anderson
"The story's protagonist, Robert Maitland, a wealthy architect, finds himself stranded in a manmade 'island' (a section of fenced-off wasteland in the middle of a motorway intersection) between the Westway and M4 Motorway in West London, forced to survive on only what is in his crashed Jaguar and what he is able to find. As his condition degrades, it soon becomes difficult to determine whether Maitland is finding sanity or watching his mind fall apart as he finds companions on the island and eventually decides to remain there and forsake his former life."

Haven't read the novel yet, but the premise sounds quite interesting. Now I want to check it out, and I'd definitely love to watch a Concrete Island movie!