True-Life American Sniper TV Series is coming soon from The Weinstein Co.
Following the massive success of Warner Bros. ‘American Sniper‘, The Weinstein Co. is planning to develop a true-life sniper TV series.
Based on the Nicholas Irving book The Reaper: The Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers, production is set to begin in the summer of 2015.
Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Irving was the U.S. Army 3rdRanger Battalion’s deadliest sniper. He was the first African American to serve as a sniper in his battalion, and became known as “The Reaper” by the end of his active service. During a four-month period in mid-2009, Irving tallied 33 kills as a master sniper. [via]
“The Reaper is a gripping story about a great American soldier that we are so proud to be a part of,” said TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein in a statement. “Nick Irving’s true bravery and heroism will make for some of the most riveting television ever seen and inspire patriotism in anyone who experiences it.”
The controversial American Sniper had a record-breaking run at the box office making $316 million worldwide. American Sniper was based on the story of CHris Kyle and directed by Clint Eastwood. The movie has become the biggest war-themed movie of all time beating Saving Private Ryan by nearly $100 million.