The Last Photograph, which is based of an original idea (gasp!) from 300 director Snyder, is a drama set in contemporary times that revolves around a photograph which leads two men on a journey through Afghanistan. Odds are that Bale will play one of the men, but details on the plot and his role have been kept at a minimum thus far.
The film is being written by 300 collaborator Kurt Johnstad, and Sergey Bodrov of the epic Mongol was originally signed to direct. Rumor has it, however, that he has been replaced by Oplev, the director behind the stellar The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo adaptation.
Despite all the sudden movement on the project, we probably won’t see The Last Photograph for some time. Bale has an untitled Terrence Malick film lined up, and an inevitable role in Batman 3, while Snyder is still finishing up his Sucker Punch. While it is very early to be making predictions, the fact that it’s not a remake, reimagining, or adaptation alone has me optimistic.