Image Credit: Michael Muller/HBOOn the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, Entourage producer Mark Wahlberg told MTV reporters that he continues to be “focused” on bringing the HBO comedy to the big screen. “I just think we can make a great movie,” he told MTV News. “I think people always wanted [it] and have complained that the episodes are too short — they’ve always wanted more.” I just have one thing to say to that: What? No!
Over the years, I’ve been a fairweather Entourage fan, but have always felt the show works perfectly in its half-hour format — giving us an additional hour of Hollywood glitz, Jeremy Piven, boobs, and general d–chbaggery might leave me with a tired, sad feeling. (There’s only so much Ed Hardy you can take.) That being said, props to Wahlberg for having some ideas already: “In the trailer, you see [Ari and his associate, Lloyd] waking up together in Vegas not knowing what happened…it would be pretty cool!” Oh, Mark, you’re so convincing.
Wahlberg’s rep has yet to respond to EW’s calls about the progress of the film, but I suppose I’d give it a chance. How about you, PopWatchers? Would you see an Entourage movie, even if this story should be filed under: Things that should have happened five years ago? (Oh my God, guys, remember Daniel Powter?)