Mark Wahlberg Producing Feature Adaptation of 'The Raven' Short
Though he'll be in front of the camera angering some video game fans in David O. Russell's adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, it looks like Mark Wahlberg will be busy behind the scenes elsewhere by producing a film inspired by a much buzzed about short film. Heat Vision reports the actor will produce a feature length version of Ricardo De Montreuil's short film The Raven (which you can watch in its entirety right here). The story follows follows Chris Black, a man who possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of a robotic regime of police in an alternate, futuristic Los Angeles, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him.
Latino Review first called attention to the short and Hollywood's interest in the filmmaker and the story back in April, and it's taken this long for a deal to finally come through. Apparently the project is being developed as a starring vehicle for Wahlberg himself with Justin Marks, the popular screenwriter behind forthcoming adaptations like Shadow of the Colossus and 20,000 Leauges Under the Sea, taking control of the script. If the feature length film packs as much of a punch as that short, then this should be quite the film to look forward to in the future. Interested?