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 Shield” Shawn 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. 😦
Here’s the poster.
Thanks to Dark Horizons for this image.