Mark Wahlberg, star and producer of the new movie 'The Fighter,' told Cinematical that contrary to earlier reports, he is not going to be a part of the forthcoming remake of 'The Crow.' "We never committed to making the movie," Wahlberg said in a one-on-one interview in Los Angeles on Saturday. "They talked to me about it and there was a director attached who I was a fan of, and he's no longer doing it. We just thought about it – 'is there something cool to be done there?' But we're not committed to making the movie."

In the meantime, Wahlberg has two other upcoming projects that he is starring in, including a remake of an acclaimed but little-seen Icelandic film from 2008. "We're doing a movie called 'Contraband' in January, which is a remake of an Icelandic movie called 'Reykjavik Rotterdam,' Wahlberg revealed. "It's very, very cool, kind of like a heist thriller - very smart, very original, aside from the fact that it's a remake. And nobody saw it, so it will be something different for American audiences."

Additionally, Wahlberg is starring in an upcoming film to be directed by 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane. "Then [I'm] doing another comedy with Seth MacFarlane – his directorial debut. I'm just off-the-charts excited about that."

[photo credit: Paramount Pictures]