Twentieth Century Fox has Mark Wahlberg (The Lovely Bones) in mind to for Max Payne, a live-action adaptation of the bestselling Rockstar video game that will begin early next year, according to Variety. John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines, Flight of the Phoenix and The Omen) will direct.

Wahlberg is negotiating to play the titular cop who is haunted by the tragic loss of his family and has little regard for rules as he investigates a series of mysterious murders. He finds himself up against an adversary bent on destroying Max and the streets he protects.

The script was written by Beau Thorne.