Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg Making CIA Thriller ‘Mile 22’ Into a Trilogy
In 2015, Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg announced a film they were working on called Mile 22, which follows a CIA agent who has to transport an informant across an Indonesian city to a getaway car that’s — you guessed it — 22 miles away. Since then, the pair have made disaster blockbusters Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, and now they’re looking to get back to their passion project. This time, because they can, they’re making Mile 22 into a trilogy.
Variety reports that the pair made a surprise announcement at CinemaCon on Tuesday, in which they informed everyone that they were getting back to Mile 22 and expanding the story. Wahlberg decribed it as “an intelligent, adult action film” and noted that, “I still don’t feel like I have the movie, the role, that defines me.”
Mile 22 was set to star Ronda Rousey as the CIA agent, and, presumably, Wahlberg as the informant, and also The Raid’s Iko Uwais. Wahlberg never explained exactly how they were going to split the movie up into three — would it be like a 24 situation, where they’d split up the journey into three parts, like, Mile 7, Mile 14, and then the finale Mile 22? Or would they just use this story as a jumping-off point for these two characters, and have them embark on other adventures before or after this? As vague as the outline is, it’s a story ripe for interpretation.
Mark Wahlberg will next appear in Transformers: The Last Knight, which opens June 23.