HBO has officially green lighted the Entourage movie and executive producer Mark Wahlberg is excited to get things rolling.
“We always felt like it was a movie, but we had to just make these 30-minute episodes. That was one of the frustrating things,” said Mark Wahlberg. “It always felt like we left the audience wanting more, which is a good thing in doing television. I think its story and its characters were a world people really missed and really enjoyed.” Entourage, which is loosely based on Walhberg’s real life group of friends, is about an actor and the situations he gets in with his closest friends.
The show ended in 2011, having many wondering what’s next for the group of friends. “It took a long time to get it written, get it right, and we got a fantastic script. Warner Bros. is very excited about it. All the guys are excited.” There has been no set release date, but Wahlberg reassures a premiere will be sometime next year. “Well, hopefully [we’ll shoot in] spring. Spring or summer. But hopefully as soon as possible. And then release, I mean, either a summer movie or fall movie, depending. But I like April, May [next year].”
According to Doug Ellin, the creator of the show, the film will pick up six months after the finale and focus on Ari’s new movie career move. But Wahlberg on the other hand wants something different. “I think a 90-minute move of sheer craziness — the guys getting back to just being about the guys, you know? Lose the ladies. Go crazy. Give people what they want.”