Director Allen Hughes and Mark Wahlberg Move to 'Broken City'

November 30, 2010
Source: MTV

Hughes / Wahlberg

Though plenty of fans were disappointed to learn that Mark Wahlberg would step into the role of Nathan Drake for David O. Russell's adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, maybe a different project with the actor will interest you. In an interview with MTV, Wahlberg revealed that he has his sights set upon Broken City, a project that would pair the actor up with director Allen Hughes, one-half of the Hughes Brothers directing duo behind films like The Book of Eli and Menace II Society.  Wahlberg describes the film as a neo noir/crime thriller/mystery in the same vein as Chinatown or L.A. Confidential. Details on the story below!

The actor says the plan is to shoot the film towards the end of 2011. You may remember the screenplay for Broken City appeared on the 2008 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays, so this project certainly has some potential. The story follows Billy Taggart (Wahlberg), an ex-cop who got tossed from the force for shooting a 16-year-old kid. Eight years later, a shady mayoral candidate hires Taggart, who's now working as a private dick, to investigate his wife's infidelity. Much like L.A. Confidential, there's likely a mess of shady dealings, violence, sex, deception and more. The only question that remains is whether or not Allen Hughes will be busy helping his brother with Akira, but word on the street is his brother Albert will primarily be responsible for the live-action adaptation should Warner Bros. ever get it off the ground. What do you think?

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  • dRailer
    Mark this is a great project for you, why don't you kick back and take your time with it and forget about that whole silly Uncharted thing?
  • Cody w
    Agreed #1 agreed.
  • Colin
    I want Nathan Fillion in Uncharted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Vanessa Kachadurian
    This is going to be an exciting venture for Allen away from his twin Albert. The talented Hughes brothers have barely scratched the surface on their talents and are not even 40 years old yet. I expect to hear from the Hughes Brothers for the next 30+ years. Join us on Facebook at "Salute to the Hughes Brothers" Tell us about your favorite Hughes Brothers film and why? Vanessa Kachadurian
  • Lance
    Spot on #1




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