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Bryan Singer may take PRISONERS with Mark Wahlberg

Entertainment Weekly reported over the weekend that Bryan Singer is seriously mulling over directing Prisoners as his next movie, a revenge thriller with Mark Wahlberg based on a highly lauded script from first time writer Aaron Guzikowski. Wahlberg would star as the Boston dad who takes the law into his own hands when his young daughter is kidnapped, a movie that belongs in the same mould as the recently popular revenge genre that has seen Gran Torino and Taken make big bucks. Though Wahlberg himself had less luck with Max Payne ($40 million domestic) and it's clear the more grounded in reality and relatable the revenge concept is, the more broad an audience it can attract. EW report the freshness the script brings to the genre, compares to the likes of the 90's classics Silence of the Lambs and Se7en. Singer answered whether he would make Prisoners as his next movie...

"I don't know yet," he said, "But I'm definitely intrigued. It's a great script. And I'd love to work with Mark."
Singer, coming off his World War II ensemble Valkyrie has once again begun quietly developing a Logan's Run remake but the lure of a great script for a small in scope thriller, may take his attention away once again for the next 18 months.

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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.