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Mark Wahlberg Won't Play Max Payne Video Game - Cites Addictive Personality

Ripten writes:

"Mark Wahlberg, the actor slated to play Max Payne in the upcoming film based on the popular video game franchise, states that he has not played, and will not play the video game. Why? Because he says he has an addictive personality, and that, combined with his other adult responsibilities, simply won't mesh well."

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pwnsause3670d ago

MAX PAYNE= BAD MOVIE CONFIRMED. in order to know the character that you are playing as, you are supposed to study that character, just as How Heath Ledger studied on how to become the Joker's Character. Max Payne's story originated from a game. it was not only a great game, it had a superior story and the story telling in the game showed you each character's personality in that game.

Nostradavis3670d ago

I agree pwnsause. This trend is really strange. I mean, first we have Brett Favre on the cover of Madden flat out saying he doesn't play the game and practically can't stand it.

Now we have a guy that pranced around in his underwear saying that he simply can not allow himself to play a video game because he lacks the self control needed to pull himself away????

I am so fed up.

psycho3603670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

I dont know if he's making an excuse cuz to have such a great body definately requires dedication and self control. Maybe he's a guy whose not into video games, believe me i know people whom i forced to try some games but they rather sleep than play games.

Nostradavis3670d ago

OK psych, but this sounds worse than just saying "I don't really like videogames." This sounds like he has no self control, which assuming it isn't easy to have negative 12% body fat, is a bunch of bull.

A person with an addictive personality (as severe as he is implying) would likely eat one potato chip and weigh 4000lbs three days later.

psycho3603670d ago

NOstradavis, I dont know what happened to my reading comprehension but i can't seem to get what you're saying.

BTW I'm not the one who disagreed.

syanara3669d ago

WHY IS THIS EVEN NEWS? so what the max payne actor dosent like to play max payne cause hes got an addictive personality. WHO THE FU*K cares!

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Nostradavis3670d ago

This trend is really strange. I mean, first we have Brett Favre on the cover of Madden flat out saying he doesn't play the game and practically can't stand it.

Now we have a guy that pranced around in his underwear saying that he simply can not allow himself to play a video game because he lacks the self control needed to pull himself away????

I am so fed up.

Jack Meahoffer3670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

When I first heard he got the role I thought he was way too short to play the great Max Payne. Now he comes out and says he hasn't and won't play the game?! The hill is already steep for making a half way decent video game movie this kind of stuff while not critical clearly doesn't help. This is another reason to set your expectations for this movie very very low. Its most likely going to be another epic fail video game movie.

Markie Mark needs to get some "Good Vibrations" and STFU.

Nineball21123669d ago

why it matters how a movie turns out based on whether an actor in the movie actually plays the video game that the movie is based on. That honestly confounds me...

So, playing the game will enhance his acting skills? I suppose it could possibly help him "get in character", but hell, someone else who played the game could feel him in on what's like or for that matter he could just watch someone else play the game.

I actually understand where he's coming from. My wife is not a gamer, and my gaming has caused more then our fair share of arguments. It's pretty difficult to try and play a game in 30 minute or 1 hour intervals (at least one that has a story line and is involving, not to mention challenging).

Jack Meahoffer3669d ago (Edited 3669d ago )

"So, playing the game will enhance his acting skills?"

No but it might help him get "into" the characters head and understand his motivations. The movie is based on a game wouldn't you want the actor to experience the character in the medium in which the character was brought to life?

Honestly can't see how this would "confound" you. Its not about making his acting skills better its about knowing HOW to act. You can be the best actor in the world if you don't understand the character you will fail.

There is already a lot of talk about this being a watered down crime movie that has little to do with the original story... Now this is more evidence.

Its sounding more like this movie will be CSI the movie with a lead character named Max that may have murdered his family.

B Man3669d ago

If you were rich and could get practically any girl you wanted to, would you be sitting on your ass playing video games? If you would... then you should really spend some time rethinking your priorities. I don't blame either Mark or Brett, they are living the ultimate game, being rich and famous.

IaMs123669d ago

Yes playing the game would be wise for him to get into the head of Max Payne... Its like the Dark Knight movie, Heath Ledger visited Assylums so he could get into his character and he didnt a Freaking awesome job at it... thats one reason why they think he died too

Wii60Fan3669d ago

He's never heard of the OFF switch.

BWS19823669d ago

people are assuming he won't play the game means he has no clue how the game looks/feels/sounds/plays...?

Who's to say he hasn't already watched someone working on the film play through the two games, he seemed to have somewhat of an understanding on the monologues from Max Payne in the trailer. How does "I won't play the game" equate to "I won't watch the game played or research my role"? Now this assumption "confounds" me.

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Omegasyde3670d ago

If I read in between the lines....Marky Mark has crappy hand to eye coordination thus making him also weak at driving a car with a manual transmission.

addictive personality = hollywood lingo for "too busy doing drugs"

Nostradavis3670d ago

I don't see the drug connection, but that's just me. Maybe I am not "Hollywood" enough.

psycho3603670d ago

I doubt he does drugs, in 90s he was singing pro health and anti d.r.u.g.g.i.e songs, like good vibrations, gonna have a good time etc.

Onrefni3670d ago

I'm not getting any good vibrations from this story.

Nostradavis3670d ago

Nice play on words. Bubble for you.

deeznuts3669d ago (Edited 3669d ago )

Maybe you need new batteries then? J/k ;)

I dont' see a problem. You don't see people who play serial killers go out there and murk people just to get into character.

Fishy Fingers3670d ago

Makes no difference as far as I can see, the star of the movie isn't the writter.

Nostradavis3670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

What the hell are you talking about? It's a slap in the face to any actor who takes his role seriously, AND it's a slap in the face to the gaming industry.

Think about it for a moment....

Every good actor tries to do everything they can to learn about the role they are about to play. They meet the person if they can, meet their friends, their family, etc. They visit mental hospitals if they are going to play a crazy person, they gain weight if they are going to play a fat person.

Marky Mark Wahlberg saying this, is essentially saying "You know what...I don't take this video game stuff seriously. I am not going to do my research on the character, I am just going to cash my paycheck and do what I want."

Fishy Fingers3670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

Yes thank you for the correct acting protocol. But I think your being slightly dramatic, it's not like he isn't going to take an interest in the character, of course he will take the time to speak to the creator, the fans etc and learn who Max Payne is, what his motivation is, his emotions etc

There are other ways to research on the character than just play the game.

I hear Van Damme took time to play street fighter before he made the movie, what exactly happened there then? Oh, the direction was rubbish, something actor have very little control over. 9 time out of 10 an actor is simply a tool, they do what they're told, their direction written, their lines written.

I'm a huge gamer and movie fan and frankly as long as the movie turns out good I couldnt give a fook what research is done. Basically your all jumping to conclusions about the films quality, little early days for that.

Ghoul3670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

@nostra

"You know what...I don't take this video game stuff seriously. I am not going to do my research on the character, I am just going to cash my paycheck and do what I want."

nice stereotyping you got going on there mate. not cool.

actually you learn more about the character max payne from scripts and talking to remedy itself, then playing the game. the "only" necessary parts for a actor are the graphic novel parts inside max payne (cut scenes) nad i bet he has seen those often enough.

i guess he knows how to act and you dont need to educate us how an actor does his research couse everyone does it different. What ive seen sofar from the trailer and such im totally impressed and cant wait to see it in action.

mark whalberg is a great action actor and i bet he can bring enough drama for the rest to the table.

@fishy

well said about the director actor relation, its true to the bone there are very very few actors that have the privilege to push the character they are plaing into a certain direction, johnny depp for example. most of them do as the director orders.

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