Christian Bale is going on a diet — again. The British actor will reunite with the writer and director of 2004′s The Machinist for another film called Concrete Island. Brad Anderson will helm the film from a script by Scott Kosar that’s based on J.G. Ballard’s 1974 novel of the same name. Island will have the same star, director, writer, and dramatic weight loss that was featured in The Machinist. Deja vu anyone?

According to Variety, Concrete Island centers on “a wealthy architect who finds himself stranded on a section of fenced-off wasteland in West London and is forced to survive on only what’s in his crashed car and what he’s able to find. His finds companions on the island and decides to remain there and forsake his former life.”

No start date has been set for the production just yet. Bale has one little project that he needs to shoot this year, you may have heard of it — The Dark Knight Rises! Bruce Wayne can’t be skinny and frail when he’s going up against the likes of Bane.

We give Bale credit for going above and beyond for his roles, but we’re scared to see what he looks like in 30 years. His poor metabolism!

What do you think of Bale losing weight for another role?