Last week, creator Doug Ellin revealed that after nearly a year since the series finale the script for an Entourage feature film would finally be finished. Set up in the final moments of the series, not only have fans been anxious to see the project put into production but so have executive producer Mark Wahlberg along with most of the cast. While the script may finally be gaining some traction inside HBO, nothing concrete will likely move forward until the new year begins. Now, Wahlberg has begun to speak about the film and says that if all is said and done there’s a good chance the boys may reunite sooner rather than later.
Speaking to Hollyscoop, Wahlberg confirmed that the script is indeed finished and most of the principal crew members involved “will be getting a copy [today]“. He followed up the reveal with the news that “hopefully we will be shooting in the spring”. There is no set director just yet, but HBO is nearly locked to produce while Ellin has mentioned he’s kept in contact with the main cast.
The creator also revealed that the film will take place six month after the finale, though Wahlberg insists that the feature will hopefully bring the franchise full circle. “[The movie is] going to get back to the basics, kind of like the beginning of the series,” Wahlberg said. “We had very strong female characters, but we want the guys to get back to just being guys…I think they were all weighed down by these strong women towards the end of the series, so we are going to get them going crazy everyone wants to see them get nuts again.”
No distributor is yet in place though for HBO’s other cinematic ventures with the Sex and the City films, both New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers Pictures paired up with HBO Films. It’s unclear if either studio will be involved here, but an attachment will likely come before casting proceeds.
Entourage ran for eight seasons on HBO, earning 25 Emmy Award nominations and six wins.