One our most faithful FSR readers and scoopers Jason has sent us over a few gems early this morning, proving that we aren’t the only ones with insomnia. This time around he has delivered a few interesting shots from the set of the upcoming video game to screen adaptation Max Payne, which will star Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Chris O’Donnell. We start with a shot of Wahlberg on the street as the title character.
Wahlberg’s Payne is a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy. In order to avenge their deaths, he must come together with a deadly assassin (Mila Kunis) who is also out to avenge the death of a family member, her sister. Chris O’Donnell will play an executive for one of the big corporations that are allegedly involved in the conspiracy. We get our first look at him on set in the photo below.
And last but not least, those who are familiar with the Max Payne video game will be expecting a body count of some kind, as it was one of the most popular third person shooter games of all-time. As you can see from the photo below, that body count certainly exists.
The film is being directed by John Moore, who previously brought us The Omen, Flight of the Phoenix and Behind Enemy Lines, the latter of which was a pretty decent action flick, so I can say that this one has potential. And at this point, with the mediocre showing that Xavier Gens’ Hitman had, potential is all this movie really needs. On top of potential though, it also has a pretty solid supporting cast that includes Ludacris, Donal Logue and Beau Bridges.
Max Payne is scheduled to hit theaters on October 17, 2008.