"We never committed to making the movie. They talked to me about it, and there was a director attached who I was a fan of, and he's no longer doing it. We just thought about it - 'is there something cool to be done there?' But we're not committed to making the movie."
We first reported on Mark Wahlberg's possible involvement in The Crow remake back in mid-October. That story indicated that the actor would likely turn down the offer, and it seems that is exactly what he did.
Mark Wahlberg's next projects include the crime drama Contraband and, as we reported recently, he is in talks to star in Seth MacFarlane's directorial debut, Ted, which the actor did confirm. Here's what he had to say about both Contraband and Ted below:
"It's very, very cool, kind of like a heist thriller - very smart, very original, aside from the fact that it's a remake. And nobody saw it, so it will be something different for American audiences. Then [I'm] doing another comedy with Seth MacFarlane - his directorial debut. I'm just off-the-charts excited about that."
Ted centers on a grown man whose prized possession - his childhood teddy bear - comes to life after all these years. Contraband tells the tale of a former smuggler who reforms and takes an honest job as a security guard. He gets forced back into this criminal underworld to save his brother, who botched a smuggling run.