‘American Sniper’ TV Series Coming Soon

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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.

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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.

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