Fox has posted a rather well done video-enhanced, digital graphic novel on the Max Payne film website. It tells the initial story of how Payne came to be so “pained”, and creatively introduces audiences to the Payne universe of villains and mythology.
Max Payne is a maverick cop, a mythic anti-hero, determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murders of his family and partner. Hell-bent on revenge, his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmare journey into a dark underworld. As the mystery deepens, Max is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world and face an unthinkable betrayal.
Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Departed) stars as Max Payne, a man who has little regard for rules – and nothing to lose – as he investigates a series of mysterious murders that could be tied to the death of his wife and child. But there are massive forces, both real and beyond imagination, that are conspiring to keep the devastating truth hidden – and Max forever silenced.
Joining Wahlberg in Max Payne are Mila Kunis as Mona Sax, a beautiful Russian mobster and assassin; Olga Kurylenko (who stars in the upcoming James Bond film Quantum of Solace) as Natasha, Mona’s thrill-seeking younger sister; Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Internal Affairs Detective Jim Bravura; Amaury Nolasco (who plays Sucre on Prison Break) as criminal Jack Lupino; and Beau Bridges as Max’s mentor, B.B.
Max Payne is directed by John Moore (The Omen, Behind Enemy Lines) from a screenplay by Beau Thorne, a recent graduate of the University of Texas film program (yes, it is possible folks!).
CLICK HERE to view the graphic novel.