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Short film The Raven gets a studio and maybe Mark Wahlberg

07.16.2010

Seems like everyone who recently put together a quality short film has caught the eye of someone in Hollywood and got a sweet deal.

The sci-fi short THE RAVEN sounds like the latest success story -- Latino Review says the property has been grabbed by Universal, with Mark Wahlberg in talks to produce and star in the feature version. Go-to genre writer Justin Marks (HE-MAN, VOLTRON, GREEN ARROW SUPER MAX, etc.) is apparently tapping at the script.

You can check out the short below and find out more HERE. Filmmaker Ricardo de Montreuil shot it on the RED digital camera.The synopsis: Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles 

Extra Tidbit: There's a candid interview with Justin Marks right here. He was just as bummed about how STREET FIGHTER turned out as the rest of us.
Source: Latino Review

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10:55AM on 07/19/2010

Justin Marks

...guy is writing so many s cripts for movies stuck in limbo, why not add one more to his list.
...guy is writing so many s cripts for movies stuck in limbo, why not add one more to his list.
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8:09AM on 07/19/2010
From the title I thought "Mark Wahlberg in an Edgar Allan Poe adaptation?". Maybe for the best that it's not.
From the title I thought "Mark Wahlberg in an Edgar Allan Poe adaptation?". Maybe for the best that it's not.
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1:24PM on 07/18/2010

oh, come on!!

Hollywood is really hurting. Is there ANYTHING in this short film that we haven't seen before? The FORCE, which has been ripped off too many times to count, hovering spaceships above the city, which has been done to death, flying probes and AT ATs and robots and then finally wrapping it up with some incoherent Tetsuo finale? And Hollywood suits ate it up? There's nothing to eat here! Besides having no story whatsoever, the LA cops look like juveniles when they shoot back-talking hobos. Pathetic
Hollywood is really hurting. Is there ANYTHING in this short film that we haven't seen before? The FORCE, which has been ripped off too many times to count, hovering spaceships above the city, which has been done to death, flying probes and AT ATs and robots and then finally wrapping it up with some incoherent Tetsuo finale? And Hollywood suits ate it up? There's nothing to eat here! Besides having no story whatsoever, the LA cops look like juveniles when they shoot back-talking hobos. Pathetic villain. This short film is simply boring and redundant.
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3:14PM on 07/17/2010

Ehhh....

Seriously? Another one of those videos like the alien invasion one that shows nothing of a story, just a situation we've seen done many times before only because it looks good for a smaller budget I'm supposed to wet myself? Yeah, no thanks. I'm with Paganidolatry. This one reeks of scene stealing from other works. The last bit is lifted from Akira. This is just a chase movie with telekinesis. It's not worth developing into a feature. They didn't even have a story for their short.
Seriously? Another one of those videos like the alien invasion one that shows nothing of a story, just a situation we've seen done many times before only because it looks good for a smaller budget I'm supposed to wet myself? Yeah, no thanks. I'm with Paganidolatry. This one reeks of scene stealing from other works. The last bit is lifted from Akira. This is just a chase movie with telekinesis. It's not worth developing into a feature. They didn't even have a story for their short.
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10:30AM on 07/17/2010
Cool short film with good CGI. No real story, but could be developed to a good sci-fi movie. Why Mark Wahlberg though?
Cool short film with good CGI. No real story, but could be developed to a good sci-fi movie. Why Mark Wahlberg though?
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9:52AM on 07/17/2010
no real story there. just a guy with the force who woke up one morning being chased by ED-209's. looks like a scene from a bigger movie with an actual plot. was kinda cool though.
no real story there. just a guy with the force who woke up one morning being chased by ED-209's. looks like a scene from a bigger movie with an actual plot. was kinda cool though.
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3:24AM on 07/17/2010
That dude in the video seemed pretty good. Why are they making him into Wahlburg? Is it because Mark is white? Is it because he is a movie star and can get any role he wants? Or is it because the dude looks like he's giving that I'm Mark Wahlberg And I'm An Action Star-face (2:03-2:04)?
That dude in the video seemed pretty good. Why are they making him into Wahlburg? Is it because Mark is white? Is it because he is a movie star and can get any role he wants? Or is it because the dude looks like he's giving that I'm Mark Wahlberg And I'm An Action Star-face (2:03-2:04)?
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10:23AM on 07/17/2010
Well, you're right about Wahlberg getting pretty much any part he wants...but it's also probably down to the fact that this guy sucks.
Well, you're right about Wahlberg getting pretty much any part he wants...but it's also probably down to the fact that this guy sucks.
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12:02AM on 07/17/2010
So he's a Jedi?
So he's a Jedi?
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11:10PM on 07/16/2010

Oh Great

Another weak short film that is only watchable because they could afford to put in cool looking CGI effects. Boring an unoriginal.
Another weak short film that is only watchable because they could afford to put in cool looking CGI effects. Boring an unoriginal.
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11:07PM on 07/16/2010
Like the movie, here's hoping they can make this in to a good sci fi flick.
Like the movie, here's hoping they can make this in to a good sci fi flick.
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