Bryan Singer Interested in Mark Wahlberg's Prisoners?
by Alex Billington
March 21, 2009
A couple of weeks ago we ran a story about a hot script floating around Hollywood called The Prisoners that Mark Wahlberg has just attached himself to. In the same vein as Taken and Gran Torino, the script is about a Boston dad who takes the law into his own hands when his young daughter is kidnapped. The script was written by newcomer Aaron Guzikowski and has been compared to The Silence of the Lambs and Se7en. As of first reporting the news, no studio or director was attached, although they're all buzzing about, but now Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Valkyrie director Bryan Singer is very interested.
When asked if The Prisoners might be his next project, Singer told EW: "I don't know yet. But I'm definitely intrigued. It's a great script. And I'd love to work with Mark." I'd love to read the script, but I'm quite hesitant, because I don't want to spoil the experience and would rather just wait to see it in theaters. Singer's last two movies - Superman Returns and Valkyrie - haven't exactly garnered the greatest praise from critics or audiences, which is why this might make sense for him. Maybe he'll go all the way back to his Usual Suspects roots and direct The Prisoners, which could be great, because I still do really like Singer.