'Max Payne' to Begin Filming Soon

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Back in November we got word that Mark Wahlberg would be starring in the new Max Payne film. Today, the word on the street is that the film should start shooting March 2nd in Toronto, and is scheduled to wrap up on May 9th. John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines, The Omen, Flight of the Phoenix) is set to direct the story of amax payne movie New York cop whose wife and baby are killed by thugs high on a designer drug called Valkyr. Devastated, the cop joins the Drug Enforcement Agency and goes undercover with the mob to find the source of the drug. Framed for the murder of his partner and hunted down by both the mob and the police, he is forced to wage a one-man war against crime.

All this does is make me want to play Max Payne again. Sure Mark Wahlberg is pretty darn cute and being such a fine actor, I am sure he will do a bang up job. But since no one is really sure if the movie will follow the game‘s plot line exactly or not, the quickest and easiest way to get my dose of MP goodness is to just play both games again and stay far away from the movie until I know for sure that they have not ruined one of my heroes.

Source: ProductionCharts.com

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15 Comments on 'Max Payne' to Begin Filming Soon


On February 2, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Max Payne 2 still remains one of my favorite games to date… the graphics still look decent ~4 years later.


On February 2, 2008 at 10:09 pm

they sure do any news on max payne 3?


On February 4, 2008 at 12:39 pm

I remember this movie when it was called Payback with Mel Gibson. Seriously, that movie was a better Max Payne movie than this can hope to be, and I like the idea of a Max Payne movie.


On February 4, 2008 at 12:46 pm

I hope Wahlberg can perfect his “constipated and angry face” in time for the movie. Wouldn’t fit the Payne image without it.


On February 4, 2008 at 12:55 pm

i sure hope it isnt another matrix rip-off…as in
“hey guys what should we do now”
“Gee, i dont know, lets just do more bullet time”


On February 4, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Payback? Really? Really? I’m sure it’s better than most videogame movies, but I wouldn’t exactly put it on my list of “must-see’s”


On February 4, 2008 at 4:36 pm

you know who would be perfect for Max Payne?
Clive Owen.

peter burg

On February 4, 2008 at 8:20 pm


Didn’t they originally model Max Payne after this guy? But I guess if they’re looking for blockbuster power, Mark Walhberg should do the studios nicely.


On February 5, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Bruce Willis would have been perfect for Max Payne. Bruce has the attitude, the look, and experience playing a role as a Cop from New York! :lol:


On March 5, 2008 at 10:11 am

They were filming this movie outside my work yesterday, March 4, 2008, at 79 Wellington in Toronto. I had perfect seats for viewing the filming :)


On March 17, 2008 at 8:04 am

Saw this filming over the weekend at 1 king West- from my condo on the Lakeshore…great view of the Apache Helicopters hovering and spotlighting the hotel/condo….very exciting to see it live – hopefully the movie delivers well.


On September 12, 2008 at 12:21 pm

Bruce Willis does look an awful lot like Payne 2.
Just add hair. He has the voice too

kevin carpio

On October 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Max Payne without Mel is Suck.

kevin carpio

On October 8, 2008 at 8:23 pm

Max Payne movie without Mel is Suck.


On March 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Max Payne movie without Mel is Suck.