Entertainment Weekly reports that Bryan Singer has been seriously considering making The Prisoners, a much-sought-after thriller script to which Mark Wahlberg is attached to star as a Boston dad who takes the law into his own hands when his young daughter is kidnapped.
The screenplay, which has been compared to The Silence of the Lambs and Se7en, has been buzzed about as a calling card for its unknown writer, Aaron Guzikowski, and as a rare project targeted at adult audiences but with real commercial potential.
The magazine asked Singer if it would be his next project. “I don’t know yet,” he said, “But I’m definitely intrigued. It’s a great script. And I’d love to work with Mark.”