It looks like things are getting pretty destructive on the set of the video game adaptation, Max Payne. Slash Film has new on-set photos for John Moore's (The Omen) crime thriller starring Mark Wahlberg as the undercover cop and noir hero; and even though Wahlberg doesn't make an appearance in this latest batch, (you can see him in full scowl here), we do get a glimpse of the action that Moore has planned.
Payne originally centered on an undercover DEA cop whose family had been murdered by a gang of junkies. In a hunt for revenge, he becomes obsessed with tracking down the crime family running the drug racket in big bad New York City. Beau Thorne's script kept some of the game's original story, but has changed some details for the big screen. Now, years after the loss of his family, Payne notices similarities between what happened to his wife and child, and a series of gruesome murders taking place. Some of the characters from the game series that will be making an appearance in the film are Mona Sax (played by Mila Kunis), mob-boss James Lupino, and veteran cop, B.B. Hensley (played by Beau Bridges).
There are still some concerns from fans that Moore will be aiming for a PG-13 rating, and I still can't get my head around that decision. Why even bother bringing a shoot-em up game like Payne to the screen if you are going to cut out half the fun?
Max Payne is expected to arrive in theaters on October 17th.