The cast and producers of Entourage gathered to discuss the end of the HBO series today at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour today. With production on the series over and the final episodes now airing, the panel was asked if the long-discussed Entourage movie might happen.
Said Entourage executive producer Mark Wahlberg, "I said if I had to finance it myself, I'd do it." Referencing the clip reel that introduced the panel, Wahlberg remarked, "I was looking at that clip on the big screen and it looks like a movie to me," joking that whenever HBO cuts together a trailer, "It's the f**king greatest thing you've ever seen."
Wahlberg added, "I certainly hope this has a chance to become a feature film. People have always complained the episodes are too short and they want to go on a journey with these guys." Wahlberg said he felt The Hangover reminded him of Entourage and noted the success of R-rated comedies this year - as a good sign as to how an Entourage film could perform.
Both Wahlberg and series creator Doug Ellin said they felt the ratings for Entourage didn't measure the full audience and that they knew of large groups of young men who watch it together.
Said Ellin, "We're going to do a movie. We're going to do it. It's just a question of when and how quick. Hopefully we'll sit down and come up with an idea and make it happen."