Infinite's First Trailer Introduces an Immortal Mark Wahlberg

A standing, gesturing Chiwetel Ejiofor confronts a seated Mark Wahlberg in a scene from Infinite.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mark Wahlberg get deadly in Infinite.
Photo: Paramount+

Usually when a first trailer comes out, you have to wait at least a few months to watch the movie itself. Maybe sooner if it’s a Netflix movie. But, in the case of the new Mark Wahlberg sci-fi film Infinite, you won’t even have to wait two weeks. It’ll be here on June 10 and the first trailer was just released.

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Directed by Antonie Fuqua (Training Day), Infinite is based on the 2009 novel The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz. It tells the story of a man (Mark Wahlberg) who realizes he’s no mere man. He’s an immortal being who has been reincarnated thousands of times and serves a purpose higher than himself. The film was originally supposed to hit theaters last August but was delayed several times due to covid-19; finally, Paramount decided to cancel its theatrical release entirely and just release it on its streaming service Paramount+. That doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence, but this trailer certainly helps.

Look—that’s a decent little trailer. Some Fast and Furious type action with a sci-fi premise. The cast around Wahlberg is also really good: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jason Mantzoukas, Rupert Friend, Toby Jones, Dylan O’Brien, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, and Sophie Cookson. It has all the makings of a big time studio blockbuster but it’s going to be released only on Paramount+. Make of that what you will.


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