Six New Badass Max Payne Promo Photos!
by Alex Billington
July 11, 2008
Everyone is currently abuzz over the new Max Payne trailer that hit yesterday morning. Too add some more excitement into the mix, our reader Vishal just sent us some exclusive promo photos of Mark Wahlberg in the film. These are definitely a sweet compliment to the trailer yesterday and should hold us over until the marketing machine really picks up again. In case you didn't know (and who doesn't?!), Max Payne is an adaptation of a very popular video game franchise. These photos are a true homage to the visual style from the game and definitely look great. Although they're not as impressive as the trailer itself, I definitely suggest any and all Max Payne fans take a look at these. Hope you guys enjoy these photos!
Vishal mentioned that these photos are from the official website but haven't actually been released just yet - so take a look at them now before they get removed. They'll eventually be added in higher resolution at some point in the future, but for now these should hold you over. Badass?
Max Payne is directed by Irish filmmaker John Moore, of Behind Enemy Lines, Flight of the Phoenix, and The Omen previously, with a screenplay written by first-time writer Beau Thorne. The film is based on the popular Max Payne series of third-person-shooter video games that first arrived in 2001. Fox is debuting Max Payne in theaters on October 17th just before Halloween. I'll be there!
Reader Feedback - 29 Comments
it looks just like the game
Darrin on Jul 11, 2008
I'm hoping this will be enough motivation for them to release the 3rd game in the series. #2 ended with the promise that Max Payne would be back, but that was years ago.
Hollywood Hills on Jul 11, 2008
Oh, what Sin City has wrought...
Tom Brazelton on Jul 11, 2008
Mmmmmm, max payne with next gen tech.......love at first sight, hopefully.:) I think the movie looks great though. A little Sin City inspiration going on there which is a good thing.
Unseen on Jul 11, 2008
Is it me or in the 5th photo the flames are coming out of the guns at the wrong angle. Baaaad Photoshop D'oh.
DanOhh on Jul 11, 2008
These aren't really using the Sin City style though. They are the same visual style that the comic cutscenes in the games used, which is why they look like that.
Eric on Jul 11, 2008
Looks good but the game has rain not snow. Google/Yahoo/Ask it.
zwandaba on Jul 11, 2008
@DanOhh: It's also exactly the same 'flame' in every shot. Complete amateur hour job. Who the hell approved that rubbish.
Chris on Jul 11, 2008
#7 - I believe Max Payne 2 had snow, but you are correct that Max Payne 1 was rain.
John on Jul 11, 2008
Again I have a big hope in this movie but I think these photos are a beginner photoshop work .... If the distributors thing that these images will help to sell the movie better ...then I think they are wrong ... the trailer was nice but these images are not ... And sorry guys but it has nothing to do with Sin City style either...
Shero on Jul 11, 2008
Some of the worst photoshopping I've ever seen for a movie promo.
Ian Kazimer on Jul 11, 2008
Yeah, pretty terrible muzzle fire. Shit, I could photoshop the muzzle fire from screenshots of the game and have it come out better. Other than that, I think they're pretty damn exact to the game. Using a bit of directional blur wouldn't hurt.
Nick Sears on Jul 11, 2008
The first game had snow. The first game too place during a blizzard. I think on the back of the box they said "the worst snow storm of the century." I mean that's pretty basic stuff...
DCompose on Jul 11, 2008
Lol the first was a blizzard and the 2nd one was rain, I must say seeing these promos really gets my hopes up now. Looks exactly like the graphic novel type strips in the game. And i dont think these are like sin city at all its like max payne its own style.
cody on Jul 11, 2008
I wouldn't say Sin City but rather a Frank Miller style.
mayhemstudios on Jul 11, 2008
... how does this movie get made before a Halo movie? I'm looking forward to seeing Marky Mark in action... this movie might actually be fun... ...
Mondo Jay on Jul 11, 2008
well max payne way lower budget then a halo movie, I mean new york city cop over aliens huge ass CGI planets etc. Thats why I think its either confirmed or rumored that peter jackson is doing halo
cody on Jul 11, 2008
nothing wrong with the muzzle fire it is pointing in the direction of the bullet. it is a slowmo pic the guns are already tilted back from the recoil of the gun thats my it looks like that.
roman on Jul 11, 2008
Agree, there is nothing wrong with the angle of the the smoke/fire. They did use the same all over though.
Roderick on Jul 11, 2008
It looks just like the game. Awesome 🙂
Ryan on Jul 11, 2008
Roman and Roderick. I'm afraid that you are both quite incorrect. Were that the case there would be only residual smoke, NOTHING directional would still be exiting the barrel.
Ian Kazimer on Jul 11, 2008
if they push the date back for this film, so help me god...
LeeMan on Jul 11, 2008
roman and Roderick I don't want to be rude ... but : Are you speaking about the timing of shooting and the visibility of the muzzle flashes and the reaction of the gun and hand in that time ????? Do you even know how long a muzzle flash is visible for a human eye ? I will give you a clue it is less than a second and if you make a second 24 frames then choose from 1- 24 frames ... !!! ???? ( I am using frames because we are speaking about a movie and photos for a movie ) . and if the hand reaction be in that 1-24 frame then believe me we all must be the super hero "Flash" ... Think again and do not just write something that you are not sure about it and want to be different from the others ... and Ian Kazimer explained it too but not in details but he is right too Again nothing against you guys ... just telling you the thing I know ... Take care
Shero on Jul 12, 2008
looks to me like hes carrying a gun torch
marko on Jul 13, 2008
3th Max Payne game is coming soon but it will be called Alan Wake.
Jarno on Jul 14, 2008
Morons. Load the first scene of the first Max Payne game... it is snowing heavily. The reason the flames look at the wrong angle in picture 5 is that he has just fired the guns and so his wrists and the gun barrels are moving up from the recoil. Muzzle flash does not rotate with recoil which is why it looks to be at the wrong angle.
Craig on Jul 14, 2008
Craig .... Are you talking to me ????????? Are you talking to me ??? hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Shero on Jul 14, 2008
muzzle flash doesnt do that period. those look like mini flame throwers. L2knowhowgunsfire?
Mortuus on Jul 15, 2008
hhhhhhhhhh but seriously, I really like the first one.
Buttons on Aug 8, 2008
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