Justin Bieber Eyes 'Fear' Remake

The singer wants to take on the frightening Mark Walberg role, hoping to put a spin on is image with this dark thriller.
Justin Bieber to take on the Mark Walberg role in Fear?
Justin Bieber to take on the Mark Walberg role in Fear?
We have small friends in big places, and one of those friends happens to be a studio musician who was working close to teen sensation Justin Bieber at a local Los Angeles based studio, where the singer/songwriter and certain members of his staff like to talk about the possibilities of Justin's burgeoning film career.

It is no secret that, like many pop stars before him, Justin Bieber has acting aspirations, having already appeared on the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Cubed. He also appeared, as himself, in the 2011 concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.

Our source would like to remain anonymous for now, as he is still working next to the singer, but we've been told that Bieber has been mulling over a number of feature ideas, and instead of looking to someone like Britney Spears for guidance in this department, he is looking to build off the career model of teeny bopper/rapper-turned-Oscar nominated actor Mark Wahlberg. And while Renaissance Man and The Basketball Diaries came first on his resume, its Marky Mark's dark R rated thriller Fear that has caught the attention of Justin Bieber.

There are currently no plans to remake Fear, released by Universal Pictures in 1996. But Justin Bieber is rumored to be obsessed with the movie, which finds Mark Wahlberg playing the psychotic boyfriend of Reese Witherspoon, who torments both her and her family. Throughout the course of its runtime, his David McCall rapes a young woman played by Alyssa Milano, beheads a beloved family pet, carves tattoos into his chest, breaks the neck of a family friend, beats himself up, and threatens to shoot Justin Bieber's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation co-star William Petersen (see the connection there?) point blank in the top of the head. Not to mention the most iconic scene, where he fingers Reese on a roller coaster to the tune of The Sunday's Wild Horses.

Justin Bieber is said to be eyeing the role in a proposed remake, hoping that it will give his image and career the same edge it gave Mark Wahlberg back in 1996, a time when most thought of the actor as a one hit wonder who would quietly disappear. Mark Wahlberg was 25 at the time he made Fear. Justin Bieber will turn 18 this March.

It is believed that Justin Bieber will pursue the rights to remaking Fear, using the film as his launching board into feature film acting. Though, its being speculated that this new Fear will most likely be tamed down for a PG-13 rating, and that it will closely resemble the thrillers and remakes currently being produced by Sony's Screen Gems division.

What do you think? Do you want to see Justin Bieber in a remake of Fear? Should Selena Gomez (19) take on the Reese Witherspoon role (20 at the time of filming the original)? Should Bieber do a version of The Sunday's "Wild Horses"? Let us know in the comment section below.

Fear was released April 12th, 1996 and stars Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman, Alyssa Milano, Christopher Gray, Tracy Fraim, Gary Riley. The film is directed by James Foley.


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Comments (59)

  1. Samantha Badia

    No because this is a very good movie from the 90's and Justin beiber is not the type to play the lead role of an abusive boyfriend, even if he did workout. Most of the time, no remake has ever beat the original, and in this case, there's no way Justin beiber could get something big from remaking already a good movie (Fear) .

    2 years agoby @Samantha-BadiaFlag

  2. Mikebourkefan

    if this even happens it better not be pg 13.now if it was rated R and Rob zombie directs this and turns justin into the trailer trash type killer character that alot of his movies have. it might live up to the original movie

    3 years agoby @mikebourkefanFlag

  3. Mikebourkefan

    if he spends ALOT of time working out i could see him being as muscular as david mccall but not scarey at all.really who would be scared of this kid

    3 years agoby @mikebourkefanFlag

  4. Scruffnutz89

    even though i hate to say this but he should remake broke back mountain.... he is the perfect person for this role!!!

    3 years agoby @Scruffnutz89Flag

  5. incmob

    i think there is no merit to this. honestly, justin bieber will fade faster then you can blink. I think his popularity is waning and he knows it because of the people that tell him what to do, just like any pop star.

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag

  6. LuxoIII

    It doesn't bother me so much that this is getting made as is the knowledge that it will probably stay on top of the box office for several weeks just because the shemale is gonna be in it

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  7. BERSERKER

    Facepalm.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  8. Ghostman

    @jasonkat OMG..you're right! I can't believe I'm saying this, but if he does make this film, and he plays the stalker boyfriend, all of his fan-girls will see the movie, and then they'll be scared out of their minds, and will never like him anymore! haha you're a genius!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  9. JasonKat

    I just had a major breakthrough. If justin does play the main guy in this movie. "the evil bf" or "lover", all of these lil kids, boys, girls, teens, or whoever loves him so much, will be scared of him, and wont like him anymore because of how disturbing he will be. i think that sounds good to me, less fans for him :)
    And another thing.. being cute, doent nean sh*t. If you wanna be where hes at, you gotta be more than cute, like, have sum talent at sumthing not lipsing. or dance like a dork. thats not telent, any1 can do that,

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  10. the Narrator

    Lol. I can't help but feel slightly offended by the comment below me. I mean, chucking all people who dislike a person with MANY faults into a terrible stereotype such as that is highly offensive... I think I'm going to cry.

    Seriously though, out of curiosity, are there any other males here who find the Call of Duty franchise overrated, Eminem ill-suited to their tastes (though he's got talent, no doubt), and still dislikes the Bieber boy?

    Because while many of you obviously hate the guy because it's a popular thing to do among males these days, I was under the impression that a portion of the people on this site (who actually think about things) disliked him just because he sold his soul and any of the that talent he once possessed on youtube, for a cheap, glossy, and soon-to-be short lived fifteen minutes. I've admittedly heard his covers on youtube, and to be honest, he wasn't bad. He could of held out for a little while, gotten a different financial backer, and created a slow, steady, and overall more practical career as a musician for himself. Did he? No.

    Instead he jumped at the chance to hook up with Usher (most people would, I guess), allowed people to write his 'songs' for him, and then commercialize him to an immature fan-base that hardly understands the words he's saying (and that says something seeing as how his lyrics are juvenile and extremely sappy at best).

    I don't hate the guy, I just find his attempts to rebel an show how unique he is obnoxious, when he obviously allowed the people who put him in his position to use him like a puppet. I dislike tools, and Bieber is a pretty big one, with a pretty bad attitude to go with it, imho. I mostly feel indifference towards the guy, but every now and then I feel the need to express my distaste towards the Canadian boy-wonder who has a strong chance of being forgotten in another five years (look at Hillary Duff, etc).

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  11. Chelsea Botticelli

    lol @ typical jealous boys. he's cute, he's not a terrible actor, he's likeable (that is, when you aren't just jealous of him because he's cute, rich, and your 13 year old girlfriend loves him), he'll probably do fine, but his many male haters won't give him a chance anyway.

    Go play more crap like COD while listening to crap like Eminem to forget the pain of your girlfriends liking something "girlier" than you. and btw, obsessing over a fellow male and his supposed femininity... is pretty gay.

    3 years agoby @Chelsea-BotticelliFlag

  12. Joshua A Tecumseh

    Hell no!!!!!! Bieber you suck, no one wants to see your ass in movies..but then he could go to the lame twilight movies he would fit in...hahahahaha

    3 years agoby @Joshua-A-TecumsehFlag

  13. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    O Great!! another excuse for ten year old girls to go mad again, please dont allow it :/

    3 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  14. slysnide

    @jimthar: great way to start out the morning. Hilarious. Might as well do it so he'd disappear from everyone's radar forever.

    @Dragon1991: MW must be really anxious. 2 months away roughly.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  15. Writer220

    if he really wants to act then he needs to star in a TV series after making guest appearances for two to three years...and do as many commercials as possible.

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  16. Dragon1991

    It's not even April 1st yet.

    3 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  17. Jimthar

    ok first off, NO MORE REMAKES! and with that out of the way, even if they DID remake this movie.......bieber? does anyone on this earth honestly "fear" bieber? he's about 4 foot tall and weighs all of 115 pounds. i could kick his ass while i was asleep. would anyone on earth believe that this pipsqueak could really strike fear into the hearts and minds of anyone? let alone be strong or tough enough to take on the girls dad in the film. do you know any adult men, protecting their daughters, who would run at the sight of bieber?

    YEAH......ME EITHER.

    sorry biebes but it looks like you're gonna have to find some candy ass movies to be in first. and if any studio makes this movie with him as the star then they should be sunk like the titanic.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  18. ChiRep_1

    What a panzie, this is a horrible joke.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  19. JasonKat

    i forgot his name, but maybe they wanna cast Justin as Reese Witherspoon's so called "friend" who was killed in the film, by her evil boyfriend, , So Justin Bieber might play that loser guy who doesnt catch her atention, cause she falls for sum1 even better, only to have been her worst nightmare: :)

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  20. Coldsun

    LOL! Very hilarious. Like this would ever happen. But good chuckle Movieweb.

    3 years agoby @coldsunFlag

  21. CelluloidDreams

    Friends I show this to laugh and say "You got to be kidding me"...!??!

    Hollywood must be getting desperate if they have to hire"teenage" singers to make films!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  22. Corey W.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  23. arthurg09

    Hell no !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I say give it to Tom welling. Yea I'm a smallville fan but look at the episode splinter from season five and any other episode from the series where he was a bad guy. Plus bieber can't act.

    3 years agoby @arthurg09Flag

  24. Nicholaus XX

    This sounds like a complete joke. I can't see this happening, at all.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  25. Isaac Phillips

    Think about it guys, we could watch this movie just to watch him die at the end.... I don't know about you folks, but I'd pay to see him dead.

    3 years agoby @isaac-phillipsFlag

  26. Gandoff

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... Some where in the world, actors that look like men are crying.

    3 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  27. Bryan Yentz

    Bwahahahahaha!!! Ah, *cough*... Ah, I'm sorry... *cough*... Let me just... Get my... Breath...

    Hahahahahaha!!!

    "Now I've popped both of your cherries." I doubt Bieber even knows what that means... So, logically, a kid is the right choice for the role.

    3 years agoby @bryanyentzFlag

  28. klanibal

    What? Really? This is suck.

    3 years agoby @klanibalFlag

  29. CelluloidDreams

    ROFL!!! I can see the Razzie nods now!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag