2007’s “Shooter” starring Mark Wahlberg will get the small screen treatment according to recent reports to hit the internet this week. Furthermore, Wahlberg will be teaming up with Paramount TV to develop the TV series, while Stephen Levinson is set to executive produce. Wahlberg and Levinson have previously collocated on the reality shows “Wahlburgers” and “Breaking Boston”.
“The Shield” scribe John Hlavin is hired to write the script which draws inspiration from the original movie that is based on the novel “Point of Impact” by Stephen Hunter. No further details are available, and it seems that Wahlberg is not set to reprise his role as “Bob Lee Swagger”. The small screen adaptation is expected to go into production in 2015 if it receives the go-ahead.
2007’s “Shooter” tells the story of former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper, Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg), who was framed for the murder of a high-profile politician. Enforcing his own brand of justice, Swagger teams up with an insider to clear his name, one headshot at a time!
Wahlberg and Levinson are also set to bring “Big Brew Theory” to the small screen which is still in development. Courtesy of Deadline, “Big Brew Theory” “follows four quirky and highly intelligent MIT grad students who have pooled their life savings to achieve their dream of creating a home-grown micro-brewery and team up with a beautiful MIT undergrad to launch their business”.