Mark Wahlberg to remake Point Blank
After successfully remaking Contraband, Mark Wahlberg sets his sights on another thriller to bring to America...
Firstly, to be clear from the start, the Point Blank we're talking about here is the recent French action thriller. Fans of the 1967 John Boorman movie can breathe easier. The Point Blank in question is about a male nurse who finds himself in a race against time to assist in the escape of a murderer in order to ensure the safety of his heavily pregnant wife.
If you have yet to check out Point Blank, it's well worth a look. I reviewed the Blu-Ray release for this very site last year and enjoyed it a great deal. It's not the most sophisticated of films but it zips along from start to finish. It gets off to a running start and barely lets up. With the success of Taken and its sequel you can certainly see the appeal in remaking a film that owes a lot to the Neeson-starring action series.
It's being reported that Mark Wahlberg and Working Title are teaming up to remake the project which seems like a good move. Wahlberg and his production company had decent success with the remake of Contraband, which was solid and boasted a great cast. Of he can do the same here there's no reason it can't be a success. More on it as news comes in.
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