Twentieth Century Fox wants Mark Wahlberg to star in "Max Payne," a live-action adaptation of the bestselling Rockstar video game that will begin shooting early next year.
Wahlberg is negotiating to play the titular cop who is haunted by the tragic loss of his family and has little regard for rules as he investigates a series of mysterious murders. He finds himself up against an adversary bent on destroying Max and the streets he protects.
The film will be directed by John Moore, the man behind such films as "Behind Enemy Lines," "Flight of the Phoenix" and "The Omen." The script was written by Beau Thorne.