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Wahlberg on Departed 2

06.30.2008

Mark Wahlberg talked to MTV recently about the prospects of both a prequel and sequel to the Oscar-winning THE DEPARTED.

"We may do another one, because it’s based on a Hong Kong film ['Infernal Affairs'], and there is a trilogy. So we may do a sequel with a new cast, and a prequel and bring back the rest of the guys... They’re [still] developing it... If it can be better than the first, then great. I’ll be all for it. I’m not interested in going for the paycheck. I love ‘Godfather 2’ but, then again, I don’t like ‘Godfather 3.’”

Sometimes I can't stand Mark Wahlberg (THE HAPPENING), but then I just remember THE BIG HIT and I fall in love with him all over again. Seriously: even though that movie packs some of the worst CGI and some of the most ludicrous subplots you will ever see in your life, I defy you to watch it and not have a good time.

Oh, and so long as Scorsese and Monahan are back for this then I'm definitely down with it - THE DEPARTED was an unquestionable masterpiece.
Extra Tidbit: Wahlberg has a tattoo of Bob Marley on his shoulder.
Source: MTV

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8:52AM on 07/03/2008

Say Whaaat?

To all The Departed haters out there:

Do the world a favor and kill yourselves...

That movie is a masterpiece.
To all The Departed haters out there:

Do the world a favor and kill yourselves...

That movie is a masterpiece.
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4:31AM on 07/01/2008

Infernal Affairs

Infernal Affairs was great, but The Departed did it alot better. I never saw the other two cause I could never find the dvds. I wouldn't be adverse to them making a sequel, but I agree that Scorsese and and Monaghan should re-team for this.
Infernal Affairs was great, but The Departed did it alot better. I never saw the other two cause I could never find the dvds. I wouldn't be adverse to them making a sequel, but I agree that Scorsese and and Monaghan should re-team for this.
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12:38AM on 07/01/2008

The departed...

I really prefer Infernal affairs I and II (the third one is crap) than the overrated The departed (Wahlberg and Sheen were great, but Damon wasn't, di Caprio was...di Caprio and Nicholson was pitiful: did he think he was doing another Tim Burton movie?).
I really prefer Infernal affairs I and II (the third one is crap) than the overrated The departed (Wahlberg and Sheen were great, but Damon wasn't, di Caprio was...di Caprio and Nicholson was pitiful: did he think he was doing another Tim Burton movie?).
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8:52PM on 06/30/2008

YEAH OK

UMM if you liked THE BIG HIT, you should really turn in your JOBLO gear and find a new career.
UMM if you liked THE BIG HIT, you should really turn in your JOBLO gear and find a new career.
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7:00PM on 06/30/2008

theotherness

I see what you did there...


Anyway, if Scorsese gets onboard for this, count me in, otherwise they need to leave it the fuck alone. Never thought we'd see the day where the prospect of Scorsese directing a SEQUEL to a REMAKE was realistic.
I see what you did there...


Anyway, if Scorsese gets onboard for this, count me in, otherwise they need to leave it the fuck alone. Never thought we'd see the day where the prospect of Scorsese directing a SEQUEL to a REMAKE was realistic.
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6:11PM on 06/30/2008

Departed was awesome

I haven't seen any of the Internal Affair movies, but if they can make a trilogy out of them than I say go ahead and do it with the departed (if Scorsese comes back).
I haven't seen any of the Internal Affair movies, but if they can make a trilogy out of them than I say go ahead and do it with the departed (if Scorsese comes back).
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5:35PM on 06/30/2008
Meh. THE DEPARTED was the most I've enjoyed a Scorsese film (well, that and SHINE A LIGHT), and Mark Wahlberg was one of my favorite people in it, but I think I'd only be curious about other films if Scorsese and Monahan *weren't* back.

And THE HAPPENING? It rules, and so does Wahlberg.

Peace out.
Meh. THE DEPARTED was the most I've enjoyed a Scorsese film (well, that and SHINE A LIGHT), and Mark Wahlberg was one of my favorite people in it, but I think I'd only be curious about other films if Scorsese and Monahan *weren't* back.

And THE HAPPENING? It rules, and so does Wahlberg.

Peace out.
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4:22PM on 06/30/2008
Is this going to be the new rendition of Tom Arnold talking about True Lies 2?
Is this going to be the new rendition of Tom Arnold talking about True Lies 2?
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3:51PM on 06/30/2008
Morix, don't even start that! I would hate to see a sequel to a PTA masterpiece. There's absolutely nowhere to go from there. Let it be, oh let it be!

Well, I guess the same could be said about this, but hey.
Morix, don't even start that! I would hate to see a sequel to a PTA masterpiece. There's absolutely nowhere to go from there. Let it be, oh let it be!

Well, I guess the same could be said about this, but hey.
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2:39PM on 06/30/2008
Hey Marky Mark! Less Departed sequel talk, more Boogie Nights sequel talk, please!
Hey Marky Mark! Less Departed sequel talk, more Boogie Nights sequel talk, please!
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2:14PM on 06/30/2008

it's no Goodfellas

Sorry, folks, I have to go with the Departed haters. this is for sure one off Scorceses weakest. Nothing about had that 'real' and 'gritty' content I expect from him. Even by gangster movie standards this one doesn't rate.

Prequel, sequel... I'd rather see the further adventures of Henry Hill.

as for "unquestionable masterpiece"... i find that statement questionable.
Sorry, folks, I have to go with the Departed haters. this is for sure one off Scorceses weakest. Nothing about had that 'real' and 'gritty' content I expect from him. Even by gangster movie standards this one doesn't rate.

Prequel, sequel... I'd rather see the further adventures of Henry Hill.

as for "unquestionable masterpiece"... i find that statement questionable.
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2:07PM on 06/30/2008

Nope

I loved this movie dearly and I dont have faith in hollywood to take a film like this and create a sequel or prequel with equal quality. EVERY actor would have to return as well as writers, director, etc and so on... The damned Craft Services should stay the same...
I loved this movie dearly and I dont have faith in hollywood to take a film like this and create a sequel or prequel with equal quality. EVERY actor would have to return as well as writers, director, etc and so on... The damned Craft Services should stay the same...
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2:04PM on 06/30/2008
like most everyone else is saying, I'm in if Scorsese and Monahan are back as well.
like most everyone else is saying, I'm in if Scorsese and Monahan are back as well.
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1:42PM on 06/30/2008
I for one loved The Departed and agree it's an unquestionable masterpiece. But it's different enugh that I'm not sure how possible it may be to do a sequel. A prequel maybe. As long as they assemble a quality cast and crew, I'm down for it. Although i'd love for Scorsese to return, I highly doubt he would. Monahan i'm not sure about.
I for one loved The Departed and agree it's an unquestionable masterpiece. But it's different enugh that I'm not sure how possible it may be to do a sequel. A prequel maybe. As long as they assemble a quality cast and crew, I'm down for it. Although i'd love for Scorsese to return, I highly doubt he would. Monahan i'm not sure about.
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1:13PM on 06/30/2008
This may be tough to do, i've seen Infernal Affairs and the Departed i was cautious about it at first cause Infernal Affairs is an amazing movie, but the issue with the sequel to Infernal is that it doesnt have Walberg's character he's made up for the American version but has the biggest effect. *****SPOILER****


In Infernal Affairs Mat Damon's character lives, but Dicaprio's still dies the same way.


so i'm wondering how they could pull it off.

PS - The Big Hit is always awesome, i
This may be tough to do, i've seen Infernal Affairs and the Departed i was cautious about it at first cause Infernal Affairs is an amazing movie, but the issue with the sequel to Infernal is that it doesnt have Walberg's character he's made up for the American version but has the biggest effect. *****SPOILER****


In Infernal Affairs Mat Damon's character lives, but Dicaprio's still dies the same way.


so i'm wondering how they could pull it off.

PS - The Big Hit is always awesome, i have the picture of Crunch in my living room from the video store
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12:40PM on 06/30/2008
man i hated the departed. i'm going to have to disagree with that unquestionable masterpiece...
two songs in teh whole soundtrack. weak boston accent. couldn't follow anythign then everybody gets shot... i don't get the love for it... And please any lovers that want to, dont cal me retarded for not enjoying a movie.

That being said though I'd still be curious about a sequel...
man i hated the departed. i'm going to have to disagree with that unquestionable masterpiece...
two songs in teh whole soundtrack. weak boston accent. couldn't follow anythign then everybody gets shot... i don't get the love for it... And please any lovers that want to, dont cal me retarded for not enjoying a movie.

That being said though I'd still be curious about a sequel...
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11:56AM on 06/30/2008
I actually just re-watched The Big Hit yesterday. I love that movie, and Wahlberg. I'd be back for Departed Part 2.
I actually just re-watched The Big Hit yesterday. I love that movie, and Wahlberg. I'd be back for Departed Part 2.
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11:46AM on 06/30/2008
i dont get the hate for The Happening! That was a great throwback to B movies of yester year and Wahlberg and the rest of the cast played it beautifully!

Never seen The Big Hit, but may check it out based on your recommendation

I'd def be up for more Departed, as long as the creative team is back
i dont get the hate for The Happening! That was a great throwback to B movies of yester year and Wahlberg and the rest of the cast played it beautifully!

Never seen The Big Hit, but may check it out based on your recommendation

I'd def be up for more Departed, as long as the creative team is back
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11:29AM on 06/30/2008

Ever notice...

...that Mark Wahlberg is the only guy who seems even remotely informed on the prospect of another "Departed" movie. I remember one time William Monaghan even said he wasn't interested in doing a trilogy like the Hong Kong movies. But Wahlberg seems to keep the rumor alive. Now, since I don't have any first-hand knowledge about this, and found "The Departed" to be a fairly enjoyable movie, if not quite on par with the original, I might welcome another film, but I sort of doubt it.
...that Mark Wahlberg is the only guy who seems even remotely informed on the prospect of another "Departed" movie. I remember one time William Monaghan even said he wasn't interested in doing a trilogy like the Hong Kong movies. But Wahlberg seems to keep the rumor alive. Now, since I don't have any first-hand knowledge about this, and found "The Departed" to be a fairly enjoyable movie, if not quite on par with the original, I might welcome another film, but I sort of doubt it.
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10:52AM on 06/30/2008

WOW

Im a big fan of the movie and most of Scorsese's work. But I had no idea it was based on another film. I'll definately be checkin out Infernal Affairs. Thanks...
Im a big fan of the movie and most of Scorsese's work. But I had no idea it was based on another film. I'll definately be checkin out Infernal Affairs. Thanks...
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10:39AM on 06/30/2008

Whats with hating 'The Departed'?

I get that everyone can have their own opinions, but I just don't understand why some hate the film. Several die hard Scorsese fans have told me they hated it and it is among Scorsese's worst movies.

Well, I beg to differ. I thought 'The Departed' rocked a hard one, and I consider myself a rather big Scorsese fan (I own most of his movies). In fact, I'd say it's one of his best. Hell, on imdb it has 8.5 from an average of 167,000+ ratings.

So, what's the damage?
I get that everyone can have their own opinions, but I just don't understand why some hate the film. Several die hard Scorsese fans have told me they hated it and it is among Scorsese's worst movies.

Well, I beg to differ. I thought 'The Departed' rocked a hard one, and I consider myself a rather big Scorsese fan (I own most of his movies). In fact, I'd say it's one of his best. Hell, on imdb it has 8.5 from an average of 167,000+ ratings.

So, what's the damage?
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10:23AM on 06/30/2008
I have a feeling you might catch some slack for calling it an unquestionable masterpiece. I thought it was brilliant and I would still love to see that sequel we kept hearing about with De Niro as the mayor and Wahlberg as the protagonist.
I have a feeling you might catch some slack for calling it an unquestionable masterpiece. I thought it was brilliant and I would still love to see that sequel we kept hearing about with De Niro as the mayor and Wahlberg as the protagonist.
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