Mark Wahlberg (pictured inside) has signed on to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller The Happening for 20th Century Fox. The studio has grabbed Friday the 13th in June 2008 as its worldwide release date, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Happening” centers on a family on the run from an apocalyptic threat to humanity. Wahlberg will play Elliot Moore, the science teacher at the center of this event. Shyamalan wrote the original screenplay and will produce with Sam Mercer and Barry Mendel. Production is set to begin in August in Philadelphia.