MILE 22: Wahlberg, Rousey, Uwais to Team Up for Berg’s Action Film

Team Up For Mile 22

Back in March, Variety has reported that Peter Berg will produce a new action-thriller, Mile 22, and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais, star of The Raid films, will star in it.

Meanwhile, there have been some significant changes, e.g. THR now reports that Mark Wahlberg will team up for STX action movie Mile 22, with his Lone Survivor helmer Berg behind the camera. Rousey and Uwais are also set to star in the film which explores the “relationship between a CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer forced to work together as they confront violent and extreme political corruption.”

Mile 22 has been scripted by Graham Roland and follows above CIA agent (Wahlberg) who must transport a compromised informant from the center of a city to a getaway plane that is-surpirse-22 miles away.

Well, this is sorta wooden and bland…um, basically 16 Blocks in a more exotic location. I’d like it if Uwais weren’t playing a foreign terrorist villain who never speaks in this flick, but he almost certainly is. And you can bet dollars-to-doughnuts that this gets a title change before promotions begin.

Berg Rousey Uwais

Besides, Berg and Wahlberg are also developing the remake The Six Billion Dollar Man for The Weinstein Co. To be honest, I’m sick and tired of these mash-up movies.