The resurgence of sniper projects continues with another project headed to television that’s focused on a sniper. Deadline.com reports that USA Network has made a commitment to a new sniper project from Mark Wahlberg.
The cable channel “has given a pilot commitment to ‘Shooter,’ a drama series adaptation of the 2007 Paramount feature, which is being executive produced by the film’s star Mark Wahlberg, his frequent collaborator Stephen Levinson and Lorenzo di Bonaventura for Paramount TV and Universal Cable Prods.,” the story reports.
The news come on the heels of the greenlighting of “The Reaper,” a six-hour miniseries, by NBC, which we reported last week.
The new project “centers on a highly decorated Marine sniper living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president,” Deadline reports. “Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.”