Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Infinite’ Now Has Mark Wahlberg in Talks for Lead Role, Replacing Chris Evans

Jun 28, 2019

Paramount’s potential franchise starter ‘Infinite’ now has Mark Wahlberg in talks to replace ‘Captain America’ actor Chris Evans. Due to scheduling conflicts (either due to Apple’s ‘Defending Jacob’ miniseries or an unannounced project) Evans had to depart the film.

Last year, Wahlberg was in Peter Berg’s ‘Mile 22′ and Sean Anders’ ‘Instant Family.’ Other recent films include two other Peter Berg movies: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ and ‘Patriots Day.’ Next, he has yet another Peter Berg film: Netflix’s ‘Wonderland,’ as well as Warner Bros. Animation’s ‘Scoob,’ releasing May 15, 2020. He is also leading the long-gestating ‘Six Billion Dollar Man,’ now from director Travis Knight.

The premise of the novel adaptation of ‘The Reincarnationist Papers’ is below:

“A group of near-immortal men and women who are reincarnated over the centuries and known as “the Infinite.” To defeat an evil mastermind who wants to destroy the planet, the group must rely on a man who suffers from schizophrenia. They will have to learn that all his vivid dreams are actually memories from past lives, in order to defeat the villain.”

Moreover, Antoine Fuqua (‘Training Day,’ both ‘The Equalizer’ films) is directing. The screenplay received revisions from John Lee Hancock (‘The Blind Side,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’). Ian Shorr (‘Trenches,’ CBS’ ‘Training Day’) wrote the previous draft of the script.

The movie is eyeing to film this August and wrap sometime in either November or December. It will possibly shoot in the United Kingdom, while other potential locations could be Los Angeles and Rome, as those are cities in the book.

‘Infinite’ will release August 7, 2020.