Christian Bale is expected to undergo dramatic weight loss
The British actor will once again transform his appearance when he takes on the part of Robert Maitland, a wealthy architect who crashes his Jaguar on a manmade concrete island, surrounded by a motorway and has to survive on the contents of his car and anything else he can find in the psychological thriller.
Director Brad Anderson said: "I`ve got another project that Scott Kosar, the writer of `The Machinist` is writing. It`s based on J.G. Ballard`s novel called `Concrete Island`. It`s an urban survival story that ChristianBale is attached to be in."
The 37-year-old hunk famously ate just a can of tuna and an apple a day in 2004 to drops 60lbs for his role in `The Machinist` and more recently lost weight to accurately portray welterweight boxer turned cocaine addict Dicky Eklund in `The Fighter`.
Although he has spoken of the "calming influence" of extreme dieting, Christian has claimed he would never lose as much weight for a role again as he did for `The Machinist`.
He said: "I was the calmest mentally that I`ve ever been in my life. You just go beyond any bodily needs. Your energy gets to such a low point that it all just becomes mental. You felt like some sort of guru that could go sit on top of a mountain.
"Mentally, it does wonders, but I would never sacrifice the joys, the ups and the downs, the rollercoaster of life for that calmness. I`d rather be getting in there, getting involved and having it a bit more raw than that."