Mark Wahlberg to Star in Max Payne, Live-action Adaptation of Videogame
November 10, 2007–Mark Wahlberg will star in “Max Payne,” a live-action adaptation of the bestselling Rockstar videogame that will begin early next year under the helm of John Moore.
Wahlberg will play the titular cop who is haunted by the tragic loss of his family and has little regard for rules as he investigates a series of mysterious murders. He finds himself up against an adversary bent on destroying Max and the streets he protects.
The script was written by Beau Thorne. Julie Yorn is producing through Firm Films, along with Scott Faye.
Wahlberg will make the film after he completes “The Lovely Bones” for Peter Jackson and DreamWorks. He recently starred for the studio in M. Night Shyamalan's “The Happening,” which will be released next summer.
Moore has directed “Behind Enemy Lines,” “Flight of the Phoenix” and “The Omen” for Fox. He is developing a live-action adaptation of the Virgin Comics title “Virulents” for Fox and New Regency.
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