I wasn’t expecting much from the first trailer for the upcoming Max Payne movie, but I gotta say, this looks pretty damn good so far. Mark Wahlberg’s voiceover sets just the right tone, and from the clips we are shown it seems very noir and very over the top. Sin City comparisons are inevitable I suppose, but I think if it can stick to the style while also telling a decent story, this could be one of the surprises of the year for me.
Expectations are always a bit lower for movies based on video games to begin with, but as of right now this looks like it actually has potential to be the first decent game to film adaptation. Then again, I thought the same thing about Silent Hill, so we’ll see what happens. Max Payne is directed by John Moore (The Omen, Behind Enemy Lines) and stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Chris O’Donnell, Beau Bridges and Ludacris. It’s currently scheduled to hit theatres on October 17th. Check out the first trailer below and see what you think.