Mark Wahlberg Eyeing 'Headhunters' Reboot

The veteran Hollywood star recently saw the Norwegian version of the film and was impressed enough to pursue it.
Mark Wahlberg eyes Headhunters Remake
Mark Wahlberg eyes Headhunters Remake
Mark Wahlberg is in early talks to remake the Norwegian action thriller, Headhunters. The story is based on the book by Jo Nesbo.

The film follows Roger Brown, who is good at two things: hiring people and stealing from them. He'll risk it all when he meets a former mercenary who owns a painting worth millions.

The actor interviewed with Short List and said this about the original:

"I saw a film recently called Headhunters," he said. "It's a Norwegian film and it's one of the best movies I've seen in a long time." he added "I met with the director and pleaded with the studio that has the rights so we'll see if we get anywhere with that."


You can also see the star in Contraband, a remake of Reykjavik-Rotterdam Icelandic action thriller from 2008. Contraband was released January 13, 2012 in the U.S.

Headhunters was released April 27th, 2012 and stars Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Ølgaard, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Reidar Sørensen, Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Joachim Rafaelsen. The film is directed by Morten Tyldum.



Sources: Short List

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  1. Jay.A.Ottley

    @bawnian-dexeus It is, but according to him he didn't see the point, of going to Sweden to shoot the 2nd film, then releasing waiting for the box-office results and then heading back to shoot the final film.

    To him its more better financially and critically to shoot them back to back on one shooting schedule and well that is more efficient, because crew costs are pretty expensive especially overseas

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @jayaottley That's actually smart. This way he can wrap up production. Let his team finish in post and he can work on all those other projects he has been dying to start.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. Jay.A.Ottley

    @bawnian-dexeus lol, and dude he has he signed on to do the whole trilogy... But last i heard he stated that he wanted to film 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' & 'The Girl Who Kicked Hornet's Nest' back to back.

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @jayaottley Like calling the devil himself to be a producer LOL. I just hope he signs on to make the second book.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. Jay.A.Ottley

    @bawnian-dexeus in his case it was, but i prefer to call it his own envisionment of Larrsson's novel.

    But after watching it, i think i've become kind of curious on what it would be like if Fincher remade 'The Shining'

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @jayaottley In Fincher's case, wasn't it an American adaptation?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Jay.A.Ottley

    @bawnian-dexeus The original is brilliant... I would love to see how this works out, though.

    Opinions on reboot have been shaken since watching Fincher's TGWTDT which is just as good if not better than the original

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I woud love to see the original

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag