Highly anticipated by some (prepubescent little boys, mostly), dreaded by many. It’s the oft-rumored, oft-delayed “Entourage” movie, which finally got the green light a month or so back and already has a theatrical release date.
And an extremely bold one, albeit nothing’s really set in stone yet. Mark Wahlberg, the producer of theonce entertaining HBO TV series and head honcho of the upcoming feature, once again confirmed in an interview production will be underway in January, pause a little after and resume in April for an early summer end.
That would “probably” make way for a Thanksgiving launch, though there’s still enough time for Marky Mark and Warner Bros. to reconsider. After all, next Thanksgiving is when “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” and “Horrible Bosses 2” are to land, so best case scenario, “Entourage” comes in third its opening weekend with grosses south of $10 million.
On second thought, forget about third place, as Fox has an animation called “Home” slated for a November 26, 2014 rollout. Oh, well, chances are Wahlberg simply ran his mouth without giving much thought to what he was saying and ultimately he’s likely to schedule “Entourage” for the same January slot that (almost) saved two of his recent box-office bombs: “Contraband” and “Broken City”. Fists up, “Frankenstein”.