There’s a brand new (and probably final) trailer out for Max Payne starring Mark Wahlberg. It’s very cool looking and stylish, but neither of the trailers we’ve seen so far give us too much of what the actual movie will be like when it’s not in slo-mo with things flying through the air.
I’ll say again I have zero familiarity with the video game this movie is based on – and so far video game to movie transitions have not been very good (to put it mildly). Just based on the trailer, this big screen version of Max Payne looks interesting. Then again, Hitman looked pretty good in its trailers, didn’t it? :-)
Also, a couple of days ago Wahlberg was talking to the folks over at MTV and had this to say:
“This is like my character from ‘The Departed,’ ‘Fear,’ ‘Four Brothers,’ all mixed into one, times ten… it’s one thing to play a quiet guy, one of few words. That’s not what Max Payne is. This guy raises his voice; he’s in your face. He’s screaming, crying, laughing. It’s the most fun I’ve had playing a part.”
I don’t know about you, but I get nervous when I hear an actor say how much fun he had playing a part. Too much fun on the set usually equals not too much fun for the audience… but based on other comments Mark seems to be very happy with the way this one turned out and is overjoyed to be back playing the “badass” after the wimpy role he had in the abysmal film The Happening.
One drawback to Max Payne is that it’s being released by Fox Studios, which is NOT a fan favorite at the moment due to its Watchmen lawsuit against Warner Bros. They also haven’t had a single hit all summer AND screwed up Babylon A.D. according to its director.
Way to go, Fox!
Anyway, have a look at the latest trailer for yourself:
You can see the trailer in higher res at Yahoo! Movies.
I don’t know… it looks good to me, but looks can be deceiving. What do you think?
Max Payne opens on October 17th.