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Christian Bale hunts down a serial killer in the haunting new trailer for his film The Pale Blue Eye

Christian Bale hunts down a serial killer with the help of Edgar Allen Poe in the haunting new trailer for his Netflix mystery film The Pale Blue Eye

Christian Bale’s upcoming gothic mystery film The Pale Blue Eye dropped its first full-length trailer on Wednesday, teasing his dark pursuit of a serial killer.   

The Pale Blue Eye revolves around Bale, 48, playing the central role of Detective Augustus Landor as he investigates a series of grisly murders with the aid of a young Edgar Allen Poe.

The twisted tale is set at West Point in 1830 and will premiere in select theaters on December 23 before Netflix begins streaming it on January 6.

Haunting: Christian Bale’s upcoming gothic mystery film The Pale Blue Eye dropped its first full-length trailer on Wednesday, teasing his dark pursuit of a serial killer

‘Is it true?’ Bale’s Detective Landor is asked at the start of the trailer. ‘You once solicited a confession with nothing more than a piercing look?’

‘With enough patience,’ Bale’s bearded hero replies, ‘a suspect will often interrogate himself.’

Based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Louis Bayard, The Pale Blue Eye features an all-star cast that includes Robert Duvall, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton and Henry Melling as Edgar Allan Poe.

33-year-old Melling – primarily known for his portrayal of Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter franchise – gets to play Poe as a young West Point cadet in the film’s gruesome storyline. 

Murders at West Point: The Pale Blue Eye revolves around Bale, 48, playing the central role of Detective Augustus Landor as he investigates a series of grisly murders. The twisted tale is set at West Point in 1830 and will premiere in select theaters on December 23 before Netflix begins streaming it on January 6

Murders at West Point: The Pale Blue Eye revolves around Bale, 48, playing the central role of Detective Augustus Landor as he investigates a series of grisly murders. The twisted tale is set at West Point in 1830 and will premiere in select theaters on December 23 before Netflix begins streaming it on January 6

Dudley's big role: Henry Melling, 33 – primarily known for his portrayal of Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter franchise – gets to play a young Edgar Allen Poe in the Pale Blue Eye. Poe is a young West Point cadet in the film's gruesome storyline and he helps Bale's detective in his pursuit of the killer

Dudley’s big role: Henry Melling, 33 – primarily known for his portrayal of Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter franchise – gets to play a young Edgar Allen Poe in the Pale Blue Eye. Poe is a young West Point cadet in the film’s gruesome storyline and he helps Bale’s detective in his pursuit of the killer

Spooky: The catalyst of the film's plot it the violent murder of a young West Point cadet. More of those cadets gradually go missing as Bale's detective takes the case

Spooky: The catalyst of the film’s plot it the violent murder of a young West Point cadet. More of those cadets gradually go missing as Bale’s detective takes the case

‘His heart was carved from his chest,’ explains a West Point official to Bale’s detective when describing the murder of a cadet. 

More murders come to pass as Bale takes the case, pursuing a phantom serial killer and joining forces with Edgar Allen Poe, who is destined to become a master of the macabre. 

Ranks of blue-cloaked cadets file through the trailer as more of them go missing.  

It isn’t long before 91-year-old screen legend Robert Duvall is enlisted to decipher a mysterious book of symbols.

Duvall’s character eludes to ‘instructions for immortality’ before vague talk of ‘rituals’ gives way to more intrigue. 

Icon: It isn't long before 91-year-old screen legend Robert Duvall growls into the trailer

Icon: It isn’t long before 91-year-old screen legend Robert Duvall growls into the trailer

The supernatural: Duvall's character is enlisted to decipher a mysterious book of symbols. He eludes to 'instructions for immortality' before vague talk of 'rituals' gives way to more intrigue

The supernatural: Duvall’s character is enlisted to decipher a mysterious book of symbols. He eludes to ‘instructions for immortality’ before vague talk of ‘rituals’ gives way to more intrigue

Star-studded: Based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Louis Bayard, The Pale Blue Eye features an all-star cast that includes Emmy winner Gillian Anderson, 54

Star-studded: Based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Louis Bayard, The Pale Blue Eye features an all-star cast that includes Emmy winner Gillian Anderson, 54

Grim words: Lucy Boynton, 28, also plays a role in The Pale Blue Eye. Her character declares in the trailer at one point that 'man will do most anything to cheat death'

Grim words: Lucy Boynton, 28, also plays a role in The Pale Blue Eye. Her character declares in the trailer at one point that ‘man will do most anything to cheat death’

Armed with a glowing lantern, a lone man walks through eerie mists and thick darkness before being ambushed by a stalker. 

‘Man will do most anything to cheat death,’ says Lucy Boynton’s character at one point.

‘I believe the dead haunt us because we love them too little,’ Melling’s Poe declares near the end of the trailer. 

The trailer concludes with the image of Bale’s detective opening up a creaky door, peering into the black innards of cold, rural shack. 

The Pale Blue Eye will be Bale’s third collaboration with acclaimed director Scott Cooper. 

The team worked together on 2013’s Out of the Furnace and 2017’s Hostiles.  

Third times the charm? The Pale Blue Eye will be Bale's third collaboration with acclaimed director Scott Cooper. The team worked together on 2013's Out of the Furnace and 2017's Hostiles

Third times the charm? The Pale Blue Eye will be Bale’s third collaboration with acclaimed director Scott Cooper. The team worked together on 2013’s Out of the Furnace and 2017’s Hostiles

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