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Marky Max Payne

11.08.2007by:
Fugitive undercover cop Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose. His wife and kid are dead, he's been framed for murder, a powerful narcotic is pervasive on the streets, and both the police and the Mafia want his head. It's the perfect stuff for a videogame.

Or, it seems, a major motion picture. Mark Wahlberg thinks so -- he'll be slipping on the worn leather coat and running around with a mouthful of noir and a fistful of Beretta in Fox's MAX PAYNE adaptation. With its gritty atmosphere, hard-boiled story, cinematic flair and obvious John Woo influences, the gloriously violent game has been aching for the Hollywood treatment, and Wahlberg and director John Moore (BEHIND ENEMY LINES) will provide it.

Wahlberg will shoot many holes through people in slow-motion once he's finished duties on Peter Jackson's THE LOVELY BONES, which he stepped into as last-minute replacement for Ryan Gosling. Production on THE FIGHTER, his collaboration with Brad Pitt and Darren Aronofsky, has been shifted back to later in 2008.

The MAX PAYNE game spawned a fantastic-looking sequel, the tragic love story Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, although elements of that follow-up probably won’t make their way into the Fox film. Maybe the movie will finally prompt a third game in the series.
Extra Tidbit: Although the play mechanics of the first MAX PAYNE game rely heavily on "bullet time", the game was already in development when THE MATRIX hit theaters.
Source: Variety

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10:25AM on 11/12/2007

Max yes, Mark.. not so much

I kicked ass in this game and I was the first of my friends to finish both (chicks rule!)but as much as I want a Max Payne movie, I don't see Mark Whalberg as Max. My first choice would be Clive Owen (he has the voice and the look). So here's hoping Mark takes it to the next level and makes Max Payne the movie as good as the game!
I kicked ass in this game and I was the first of my friends to finish both (chicks rule!)but as much as I want a Max Payne movie, I don't see Mark Whalberg as Max. My first choice would be Clive Owen (he has the voice and the look). So here's hoping Mark takes it to the next level and makes Max Payne the movie as good as the game!
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4:12PM on 11/09/2007
Max Payne 2 is the best 3rd person action game ever made. Can't wait although Mark doesn't sound that good so far, but we'll see.
Max Payne 2 is the best 3rd person action game ever made. Can't wait although Mark doesn't sound that good so far, but we'll see.
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1:25PM on 11/09/2007
It's the bad director that troubles me more then anything...

Walhberg's ok, they could have done better, Pasdar would have been good.
It's the bad director that troubles me more then anything...

Walhberg's ok, they could have done better, Pasdar would have been good.
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1:04PM on 11/09/2007
Amazing game, can make an awesome movie if done right (it won't) but Mark Wahlberg is one of the worst choices for the part.

I'll second the person who suggested Adrian Pasdar, I can picture that. Or how about they take the guy that provided the voice, he's on Rescue Me I think.
Amazing game, can make an awesome movie if done right (it won't) but Mark Wahlberg is one of the worst choices for the part.

I'll second the person who suggested Adrian Pasdar, I can picture that. Or how about they take the guy that provided the voice, he's on Rescue Me I think.
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10:08AM on 11/09/2007

Death Sentence

Loved this game. But i think Kevin Bacons film already beat this games actually adaptation to the punch. Of course there are some differetn story elements but pretty close to the same theme. Shit, the marketing for Death Sentence even had Max Payne writing all over it.
Loved this game. But i think Kevin Bacons film already beat this games actually adaptation to the punch. Of course there are some differetn story elements but pretty close to the same theme. Shit, the marketing for Death Sentence even had Max Payne writing all over it.
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4:40AM on 11/09/2007
This should be a great movie. The game ranks as my favourite game of all time due to the perfect blend of story-telling and action. Lets hope they can replicate that on-screen!
This should be a great movie. The game ranks as my favourite game of all time due to the perfect blend of story-telling and action. Lets hope they can replicate that on-screen!
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2:41AM on 11/09/2007
Oh man, I wanted Adrian Pasdar for the Max Payne gig :(
Oh man, I wanted Adrian Pasdar for the Max Payne gig :(
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1:32AM on 11/09/2007

yay!

Awesome!!!....I was obsessed with this game when it first came out. Count me excited!!!
Awesome!!!....I was obsessed with this game when it first came out. Count me excited!!!
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12:09AM on 11/09/2007

FUCK YES

I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOVIE FOREVER! FINALLY! AND WAHLBERG IS PERFECT FOR THE ROLE! COUNT ME IN ON OPENING NIGHT BABY!!!
I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOVIE FOREVER! FINALLY! AND WAHLBERG IS PERFECT FOR THE ROLE! COUNT ME IN ON OPENING NIGHT BABY!!!
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