The British independent film Payne & Redemption, inspired by the works of Sam Lake (writer of Max Payne and Max Payne 2 ), has a new website. The crew’s production journal has been replaced by a sleek, modern-looking website. Fans of Max Payne might remember the troubled fan-film from Fergle Gibson. For over a decade Gibson has been trying to finish his film project, only to find more hurdles to cross. From failing equipment to the lawyers of 20th Century Fox, he’s seen it all.
Looking at the website, we found the plot of the film slightly altered.
“After avenging the murder of his wife and daughter, former New York Detective, Ray Candella, begrudgingly seeks counsel from a curious psychiatrist, Dr. Clarence Volpe, whose private practices may pose a serious conflict of interest.”
The protagonist of the film (previously called “Max Payne” or “The Detective”) is now being dubbed “Ray Candella”. It seems Gibson is going out of his way to make sure no copyright infringement with the Max Payne property is taking place.
Apart from the updated synopsis, the website does not contain any new trailers or content (There is a remastered trailer available though!). We’re unsure if the name change of the protagonist has delayed the project further. But I guess it’s fair to say after ten years that no longer matters. What does matter, is that Gibson still hasn’t abandoned his lovechild. Sooner or later, in one form or another, we’ll get to taste what this aspiring filmmaker has been cooking for years.