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Max Payne Movie To Start Filming Soon

This is one game-to-film adaptation that has plenty of potential, and with the right amount of effort, it might actually be worth seeing (Uwe Boll isn't directing, so don't worry).

We knew they were planning a movie based on Max Payne, and now, according to IGN and ProductionCharts.com, it seems they will start filming very soon. Everything officially gets underway on March 2 in Toronto, Canada, and the schedule has them finishing the shoot on May 9. Academy Award-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg is slated to star as the dark and troubled action hero, which makes perfect sense to us. He did just do a movie called "Shooter," after all, and he should have just the right look to pull off this role. John Moore ("Behind Enemy Lines," "Flight of the Phoenix") will take the directing reigns and Beau Thorne wrote the script. We don't know if that script will be based exactly on the game(s), though, so that's something we'll have to find out as time goes on.

For now, let's just hope we won't get another "Hitman," "Resident Evil," or any other of the legion of horrid movies based on video games. Max Payne is just too cool; please don't screw this up!

2/7/2008 Ben Dutka

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K Phantom
Thursday, February 07, 2008 @ 11:24:08 AM
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What are u talking about Ben?? i think that Hitman and Resident evil are some pretty cool movies... does Max Payne has a good story? i have never played it before... oh and i got a suggestion for the name, how about Paynetacular, Paynerific or Paynestonishing?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 07, 2008 @ 12:45:14 PM
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...last I checked, Hitman was averaging about 11% at RottenTomatoes.com. It was one of the most critically hated movies of last year. The RE movies weren't atrocious, but they weren't good either, IMO.

And yes, the Max Payne games did have solid stories. That's why I'm hoping this movie won't be too bad.

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ThePoetRazel
Thursday, February 07, 2008 @ 3:25:28 PM
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Max Payne and MGS movies are 2 must see films for gamers. But if the makers screw em up, I can see riots on the cyber streets.
P.S Hitman was a decent movie. The character of 47 had too much emotion for that skanky chick. But you are right about the Resi movies. Wat a load of trash they were.

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Gabriel013
Friday, February 08, 2008 @ 1:31:49 AM
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I thought Hitman was worth watching. I agree there were some poorer parts but overall I enjoyed it. I don't hold out much hope for Max Payne as they won't follow the game story and the characters will be weak because of the named actors. Unknowns should have been used imo.

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