I’m not a video game guy (believe it or not) so when a movie is being produced based on a game I come to the table “clean,” with no preconceived notions. Well… other than assuming that the movie will be awful, as seems to be the case pretty much without exception when it comes to movies based on video games.

So to me, this trailer for the upcoming movie Max Payne, looks pretty cool. Now as I pointed out in my Wanted review, it takes more than “cool” to make a decent movie. Generally Wahlberg brings a lot of intensity to a role, so this one may be custom made for him. Let’s just hope this film isn’t all look and no substance.

Here’s the plot synopsis:

“Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent (Wahlberg) whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin (Kunis) out to avenge her sister’s death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.”

Anyway, check out the trailer right here:


So what do you think? Are you familiar with the video game the film is based on? If so, sound off and let us know what you think.

I wasn’t even aware this movie was coming out this year… the release date is set for October 17th.

Image courtesy FirstShowing.