Christian Bale is officially in talks to play Nikola Tesla and Nicolas Cage is negotiating to play Thomas Edison in a new period drama about the former entitled “Tesla, Ruler of the World” says Bleeding Cool.
In the 19th century, Tesla was a champion of AC (alternating current) electricity and was a contemporary and major competitor of Thomas Edison who was championing DC (direct current). The story is said to feature some modern day elements relating to a “technological crisis.”
Mike Newell (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”) has been offered the director’s chair. This will be Bale’s second dealing with Tesla, he starred in Chris Nolan’s “The Prestige” which featured David Bowie as the famed scientist.