Point of Impact

Variety reports that Mark Wahlberg will in SHOOTER, the movie version of Stephen Hunter’s POINT OF IMPACT, the first in his popular, long-running series of novels about a master sniper named Swagger (and several prequels about Swagger’s father). Antoine Fugua will direct with a script by Jonathan Lemkin. The film has been kicking around Hollywood for a while now. It was originally developed as a vehicle for Keanu Reeves and, before that, Robert Redford.

I’ve read most of Hunter’s books, and while POINT OF IMPACT is one of his best, I think my favorite novel of his is DIRTY WHITE BOYS.

4 thoughts on “Point of Impact”

  1. I’m also a big fan of *Pale Horse Coming*, but I’m not sure I want to see a movie version of it. (Who do you get to play the other six characters?)
    I’ve just started the book, but I’m also pretty excited about *American Gunfight*, Hunter’s non-fiction book (written with John Bainbridge) about the 1950 attempt to kill President Truman.

  2. I am a big fan of Hunter’s Dirty White Boys – thought that was the best of the lot. ALway wondered why it didn’t make it to the big screen.


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