Third and fourth quarter of 2008 is becoming more and more promising: October 17 is the release date for John Moore’s MAX PAYNE screen adaptation with Mark Wahlberg sans the shwazzy haircut. Synopsis sez coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent (Wahlberg) whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin (Kunis) out to avenge her sister’s death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation, which means we’re in for a treat of Mona Sax, which is more like the plotline of Max Payne 2 or a possible sequel. And no, I haven’t read up on how they mangled the story.