If you’ve been hoping for an Entourage film to continue the adventures of rising actor Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his friends once the popular HBO series finishes up this fall, you’re not alone. The producers of the show would like to see the series make the jump to the big screen as well. There’s just a few small details standing in the way, like a story idea and financing.
At a Television Critics Association press tour event for Entourage’s eighth and final season executive producer Mark Wahlberg stated –
If I had to finance it myself, I would do it… I’ve been telling [creator/executive producer] Doug Ellin, The Hangover is to me very much like Entourage, and look at all the recent success of R-rated movies.
Ellin was even more positive that an Entourage film would come to pass –
We’re going to do a movie. We’re going to do it, the questing is when and how quickly. Hopefully we’ll come down with an idea and make it happen.
While I admire their optimism, it sounds as if they’ve an awful lot of hurdles to clear before a potential film would be close to becoming a reality. Of course, they probably known this and are just making some more noise that they hope will generate more press to hype the show’s concluding season. If that’s the case, then mission accomplished.