I’m so excited and nervous at the same time about the Max Payne movie, because it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played. I remember being blown away when it was first released and since I didn’t really care all that much for the Hitman movie I’m afraid it will be the same with this.
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 a 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.
I have yet to watch a game to movie adaption that I really enjoyed besides Silent Hill, but admittedly I haven’t even watched that after I bought the DVD, so I’m still waiting for one that will forever remove my scepticism about these kind of movies. It’s probably gonna take more than a single movie, because there’s some pretty bad ones out there.