[Movies] Mark Wahlberg Gives Details On Entourage Movie
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.01.2013
When are they looking to release it?
Mark Wahlberg spoke to MTV News about the recently announced Entourage movie, which is based on the HBO show that ran for eight seasons.
On how hard it was to get a green light: "[Series creator] Doug [Ellin] wanted to go off to do another show, and HBO liked the idea of doing it, but to have Doug actually have time to sit down and write the script ... I always knew the fans wanted a movie. Everywhere I'd go, people are always asking me, "What about 'Entourage'? What about 'Entourage'? When's the movie coming?" So it just took a long time. It took a long time to get it written, get it right, and we got a fantastic script. Warner Bros. is very excited about it. All the guys are excited. Getting everybody in the same place at the same time has been tough as well."
On what kind of release date they're looking at: "Well, hopefully [we'll shoot in] spring. Spring or summer. May, June, depending on scheduling. But hopefully as soon as possible. And then release, I mean, either a summer movie or a fall movie, depending. But I like the summer. I like April, May [next year]."
On if the script warrants a film: "Absolutely. I mean, we always felt like it was a movie, but we had to just make these 30-minute episodes. That was one of the one of the frustrating things. It always felt like we left the audience wanting more, which is a good thing in doing television. I think its story and its characters were a world people really missed and really enjoyed."