Nicholas Irving’s The Reaper to be Developed for Mini-series by Weinstein Co.
After the huge success of Warner Bros.’ American Sniper, The Weinstein Co. have announced plans to develop another true life sniper story. They plan to adapt Nicholas Irving’s The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers for a TV series with production set to begin this summer.
The Reaper tells the incredible true story of the legendary Nicholas Irving, and his journey from wayward Maryland kid to the 3rd Ranger Battalion’s deadliest Master Sniper.
Irving delivers a gripping first-person account of his development as an expert assassin. Once deployed, his romanticised expectations of life at war are torn apart. Enduring extreme physical and mental conditions, he learns the true meaning of discipline and focus.
From the brotherhood and selflessness of teammates in battle to the cold reality of taking one life to protect another, no other book so dramatically lays bare the experiences of a sniper on point.
Marc Resnick will executive produce the project on behalf of Macmillan Entertainment. Creative executive Lauren O’Connor and Mark Velez will oversee production for TWC. A network is not yet attached to the project.
The Reaper is a gripping story about a great American soldier that we are so proud to be a part of. 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. – Harvey Weinstein