It seems no matter how hard he tries, Mark Wahlberg keeps getting drawn back to old English legends. Having already dabbled in Arthurian legend in that historically accurate adaptation Transformers: The Last Knight, he’ll now be looking at things from a different angle with Arthur the King where…nope, wait..hang on.
It’s a dog movie. Never mind.
Dug up from THR the site reveals that Wahlberg will be starring in the adaptation of the true-life dog tale of Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home, written by Swedish adventure racer Mikael Lindnord, and on the production slate of Mark Canton and Tucker Tooley over at Paramount.
This particularly furry chapter in Lindnord’s life saw he and his team take in a friendly stray dog they named, Arthur, who joined them on their trek in Ecuador. The story will be adapted for the screen by Michael Brandt (3:10 to Yuma and Chicago Fire).
Wahlberg will play stepping into the well-worn shoes of Lindnord, and to be honest, it gets my money immediately if he tries the Swedish accent for this.
There are no dates set in stone just yet, but this will be another of the many ventures Wahlberg has lined up with Paramount including Infinite which sees him taking over from Chris Evans as a man who joins a secret organisation that is aware of their own past lives. Dog involvement has yet to be confirmed.