First shot of Wahlberg as Max Payne

Not doing a bad job of capturing Payne's constipation-powered grimace at least

The very first shot of Mark Wahlberg in his Max Payne movie role has materialised after it was confirmed in November last year that the former rapper had landed the part.

It's not really giving much away, but oh yes check out that facial expression.

Shooting of the Max Payne film has just kicked off. While 99-percent of movie adaptations of videogames are utter tripe we wouldn't touch with a 20-foot barge pole, here's hoping the cinema rendition of the gritty bullet-dodging action series will be hot.

Photo courtesy of Dark Zero.