A new fan film called Max Payne Retribution that's based on the Max Payne video games has been released today, and fans of the series and the new film are already asking when the next part of the story will be released.
After being in the works for a couple of years, the minimal budget, non-profit fan film from director and writer Leroy Kincaide and Nocturnal Pictures is a project that was made by fans, for fans. At just over 44 minutes long, the film keeps the Max Payne spirit alive 5 years after the most recent third-person game in the series, Max Payne 3, was released.
"Blocking out the shadows of his past Max Payne is unexpectedly confronted by former friend and love interest Mona Sax, who reveals vital information that can bring down drug lord Jack Lupino," a description of the film reads on the movie's IMDB page.
The film stars actor Joan James Muixi as Max Payne alongside actress Gracie Tyrrell as Mona Sax. Film creator Kincaide also takes on the role of the main villain, Jack Lupino, and Jon Campling plays Curtis Draven, an actor who also is notable for being the motion capture model for King Regin in the Final Fantasy Kingsglaive film.
Made with under £2,000, the creators of the fan film say that they owe much of the success to their supporters who have backed their project throughout three years of hard work.
"A huge thank you to everyone involved in the supporting and creating of this fan film, with only a £1500 budget from some amazing indiegogo supporters and 3 years of hard work and passion with a small crew, we were able to bring you this fan film," a thank you message posted with the film reads.
A message from director Kincaide was also posted on Twitter a day before the video was released where he thanked fans both in the UK and worldwide and encouraged them to share the project in order to let Rockstar Games, Remedy Entertainment, and Take-Two Interactive would see the project as well.