Mark Wahlberg will star in Infinite, a reincarnation-themed sci-fi thriller from director Antoine Fuqua.
Infinite, a developing sci-fi film from director Antoine Fuqua, recently made a major change with Mark Wahlberg as its new headliner, replacing Chris Evans. Indeed, while Avengers: Endgame is the expected, well, endgame of Evans’s tenure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America (maybe?), the actor happens to have several starring roles on his docket. Consequently, with regards to Infinite, Chris Evans – unlike Cap – won’t be able to “do this all day.”
Mark Wahlberg had (ultimately successful) talks to replace Chris Evans as the headlining star of Inifinite, reported Variety. Evans, who had been attached to the project since February, dropped out, due to scheduling issues. Star-swap notwithstanding, the fast-tracked movie project will adapt author D. Eric Maikranz’s 2009 novel, The Reincarnationist Papers. Prolific producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are onboard via the former’s Paramount-based Di Bonaventura Pictures, joined in that capacity by John Zaozirny, along with executive producer Rafi Crohn.
In the latest news on Infinite, it appears that new headliner Mark Wahlberg now has a co-star.
Sophie Cookson is reportedly in negotiations to co-star in Infinite, says Variety, which did not have any character details. English actress Cookson, who’s best known for her role in spy franchise offerings Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle as the fastidious and deadly Kingsman trainee-turned-agent, Roxy, recently co-starred in films Ashes in the Snow and The Crucifixion, appeared in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, and fielded a TV series run on Netflix series Gypsy. She’ll next be seen in the film, Greed, and BBC One TV miniseries The Trial of Christine Keeler.
The story of The Reincarnationist Papers novel depicts a premise with a secret society, called the Cognomina, who – almost akin to the Assassin’s Creed franchise – possess the ability to recall events from their past lives, acting as agents of change in society for centuries. The story centers on a man named Evan Michaels, who, haunted by memories of his past two lives, joins the organization, uncovering dangerous secrets.
The adaptation, Infinite, will be scripted by John Lee Hancock and Ian Shorr. Its supernatural concept should make the film an intriguing genre entry for director Antoine Fuqua, who’s coming off the 2018 Denzel Washington-headlined sequel, The Equalizer 2, having recently helmed 2016’s cast-stacked remake of The Magnificent Seven, TV movie Exit Strategy and 2015 Jake Gyllenhaal pugilist picture Southpaw. A former music video director, Fuqua broke big by directing the 2001 Denzel Washington crime drama, Training Day, eventually tackling major movies like 2004’s King Arthur, 2007’s Shooter (in which Wahlberg starred,) and 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen.
Prospective star Mark Wahlberg is, of course, one of the most ubiquitously bankable blockbuster headliners out there, with no signs of slowed momentum. He was most recently seen in 2018 films such as comedy, Instant Family, actioner Mile 22 and director Ridley Scott’s footage-Frankensteined fact-based drama, All the Money in the World. Amongst a sizable backlog, he’ll next be seen – back with repertory collaborator director Peter Berg – in the crime drama, Wonderland.
Infinite Movie Release Date
Infinite is currently scheduled to arrive on August 7, 2020.
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