NEW Max Payne poster !!!

There aren’t very many good things I can say about movies based on video games (Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Hitman, Doom.) Doom was at least a vehicle for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as was the Tomb Raider couplet for Angelina Jolie a while back. Now we have a video game flick written by Emmy award winning writer of “The ShieldShawn Ryan, starring Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg¬†(Angelina had already won an Oscar by the time she did the first Tomb Raider movie in 2001 – in your FACE Marky-Mark.) So does that make this the next really big deal in video game films? (do I need to ask?) Will there be a U2 video accompanying Max Payne’s debut? We can only hope so.

Oh, and in case you were wondering about the director, John Moore, is the guy who did Behind Enemy Lines and Flight of the Phoenix.

And also the guy who made the remake of The Omen. ūüė¶

Here’s the poster.

Thanks to Dark Horizons for this image.

RED BAND Wanted Trailer in HD!!!

Even better than the real thing.

Wanted Trailer in HD !!

I haven’t read Millar‘s graphic novel yet, but the more I learn about this movie, the more I want to.

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The 25 Most Influential People in Comic Book Movies: #25 Marc Silvestri

Marc SilvestriComic book artist, creator, and publisher Marc Silvestri is the current CEO of Top Cow Productions, with such successful titles as Witchblade and The Darkness. Silvestri began his career at Marvel Comics, penciling Uncanny X-Men and Wolverine, in the late ‚Äė80s and early ‚Äė90s. In 1992, he was one of the original¬†founders of¬†Image Comics.¬† In the last few years, Silvestri has again worked with Marvel on various X-Men titles, and has contributed to Top Cow‚Äôs own Cyberforce and Hunter-Killer.¬† Marc is credited as an executive producer for the upcoming film The Witchblade, based on his comic, scheduled for release in 2009. He is also an executive producer of Wanted¬†which opened¬†June 27, 2008, starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, and James McAvoy, based on the comic mini-series created by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, published by Top Cow.¬† In 2000, Silvestri was the executive producer of a pilot episode for a proposed animated television series based on his Witchblade comic.¬† He is also credited as one of the creators of the source material on which the 2007 video game The Darkness is based. Silvestri was also the associate producer of 2006‚Äôs The Covenant. Sony commissioned Top Cow to publish a promotional comic mini-series of the same name but the comic is not considered source material for the film.

Influence Meter: ++

Some movies I’m eagerly anticipating: 2008

Iron Man               5/2    Directed by Jon Favreau, Starring Robert
			   Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow
Speed Racer            5/9    Directed by the Wachowski’s, Starring
			   Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox and Christina
The Chronicles of
Narnia: Prince Caspian 5/16   Directed by Andrew Adamson, Starring
			   Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes
Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal
Skull                  5/22   Directed by Steven Spielberg, Starring
			   Harrisson Ford and Cate Blanchett
                           NOT BAD.  KINDA LIKE WATCHING A VIDEO GAME.
Kung Fu Panda          6/6    Directed by Mark Osborne & John Stevenson,
                               Starring Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and
                               Angelina Jolie
                           VERY GOOD. IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS ICE AGE.
The Incredible Hulk    6/13   Directed by Louis Leterrier, Starring
			   Edward Norton and Liv Tyler
                           HULK SMASH! (BUT HE’S NO IRON MAN.)
The Happening          6/13   Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Starring
			   Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel
Get Smart              6/20   Directed by Peter Segal, Starring Steve
                               Carrell, Anne Hathaway, and Dwayne
Wanted                 6/27   Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, Starring
			   Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy and
			   Angelina Jolie
                           EXCELLENT ACTION & VISUALS, THIN STORY.
Wall·E                 6/27   Directed by Andrew Stanton, Starring
                               Ben Burtt, Paul Eiding, and John
                           LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT!!!!
Hancock                7/2    Directed by Peter Berg, Starring Will
			   Smith, Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron
                           I LIKED IT.
Hellboy II: The Golden
Army                   7/11   Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Starring
			   Ron Perlman, Doug Jones and Selma Blair
The Dark Knight        7/18   Directed by Christopher Nolan, Starring
			   Christian Bale, Michael Caine and
			   Heath Ledger
                           THE MOST POWERFUL BATMAN FILM EVER.
The X-Files: I Want to
Believe                7/25   Direted by Chris Carter, Starring David
                               Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
Pineapple Express      8/8    Directed by David Gordon Green, Starring
                               Seth Rogen, James Franco and Gary Cole
                           NOT NEARLY AS FUNNY AS I'D HOPED.
Vicky Cristina
Barcelona              8/13   Directed by Woody Allen, Starring Rebecca
                              Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem,
                              and Penelope Cruz
Death Race             8/22   Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Starring
                               Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson and Joan
Babylon A.D.           8/22   Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, Starring Vin
                               Diesel and Michelle Yeoh
Burn After Reading     9/12   Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, Starring
                               Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton,
                               John Malkovich, and Frances McDormand
W.                     10/17  Directed by Oliver Stone, Starring Josh
                               Brolin and Elizabeth Banks
Max Payne              10/17  Directed by John Moore, Starring Mark
                               Wahlberg and Mila Kunis
Quantum of Solace      11/7   Directed by Marc Forster, Starring
                              Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko
Punisher:War Zone      12/5   Directed by Lexi Alexander, Starring Ray
			   Stevenson and Julie Benz
The Day the Earth Stood
Still                  12/12  Directed by Scott Derrickson, Starring
                               Keeanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly
The Spirit             12/25  Directed by Frank Miller, Starring
                              Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva
                              Mendes and Scarlett Johansson

Last revised and updated August 20, 2008
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