'Entourage' Producers Doug Ellin & Mark Wahlberg Talk 'Entourage' Ending & Big Screen Plans
It may air on HBO, but don’t expect shocking endings for any of the characters when “Entourage” wraps up its final season later this year.
“There’s no major deaths, there’s no major things,” Creator/Executive Producer Dough Ellin told reporters on Thursday at the Television Critics Association Summer Session 2011 in Beverly Hills as he sat alongside the cast and fellow EP Mark Wahlberg for the group’s final gathering. “It’s really hopefully just a vibe… kind of [like in the] first season where people just used to go, ‘These are my boys… I got a friend like E, I got a friend like Turtle or Drama…’”
“We just want a vibe,” he added of how the series, which returned to HBO on Sunday, will end. “That was it. “
Ellin and Wahlberg confirmed again that they do plan to turn “Entourage” into a movie — eventually.
“I said if I had to finance it myself I would do it,” Wahlberg told reporters.
“I certainly hope that this has a chance to become a feature film and people have always complained that the episodes are too short and they want to go on a journey with these guys,” Wahlberg continued.
“We’re gonna do a movie,” Ellin added more definitively of the big screen push. “It’s a question of when, how quick [we can]… come up with an idea and make it happen.”
While the big screen “Entourage” journey is a ways off, Adrian Grenier, who has played Vince for eight seasons (they’ve wrapped shooting the final season), said his character remains with him in real life.
“I’ve always found a lot of wisdom in the show and particularly through my character who’s been able to be a guiding force to the guys,” Adrian said. “I look up to him and I take a lot of cues from him. When he says stuff like, ‘Good or bad, you can’t listen to what these people say’… The idea is, what’s important is not the fame, the money, the glitz, the glam, the girls. What’s important is right here at home with the guys and I’ve tried to live with that line since the beginning.”
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