Mark Wahlberg plans Boardwalk Empire movie
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 January 2015
Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg wants to make a 'Boardwalk Empire' movie and hopes Martin Scorsese will direct it
Mark Wahlberg wants to make a 'Boardwalk Empire' movie.
The 43-year-old actor, who was a producer on the popular HBO show, has revealed he would love to see it make the transition from television to the cinema - and he's targeting award-winning film-maker Martin Scorsese to direct the movie.
Speaking about the prospect of making the film, Wahlberg told NJ.com: "My next goal now is to get the movie made and start talking to Martin Scorsese about directing it."
Scorsese, 72, directed the acclaimed pilot episode of the series, while he also performed the role of executive producer throughout its run.
Wahlberg, meanwhile, is also an influential figure behind the 'Entourage' film, which is set for release later this year, while he's set to star in 'The Six Billion Dollar Man'.
He will appear on screen as former astronaut Steve Austin, who requires bionic repairs to his body after a suffering a near-fatal crash.
The movie movie - based on the 1972 novel 'Cyborg' by Martin Caidinwill - sees the central character fitted with bionic legs, right arm and left eye, as he works to help the US government.