Trailer, premiere date for USA’s SHOOTER

The USA Network has set July 17th for the premiere of SHOOTER, the new series based on Stephen Hunter’s POINT OF IMPACT, but will also be drawing from Mark Wahlberg (also a series executive producer)’s film of the same name (also based on Hunter’s book). Shooter follows the courageous journey of Bobbie Le Swagger, a highly-decorated ex-marine sniper living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Omar Epps (“House”) plays Isaac Johnson, an ex-Marine and former commanding officer of Swagger. Now a Secret Service Agent, he solicits Swagger’s expertise for a clandestine operation...

Behind The Book: Stephen Hunter’s I, RIPPER Jun24

Behind The Book: Stephen Hunter’s I, RIPPER

Sometimes you choose the book and sometimes the book chooses you. Then there are times when the book doesn’t “choose” you, it dragoons you. In the case of “I, Ripper,” happily, it was the latter. Jack the Ripper simply marched in and demanded to be written about. He took me hostage for about a year and I was afraid if I didn’t make him go away by writing him, he’d cut my throat. Thus I had little option but to trek back to the Whitechapel, London, of 1888 and revisit the scenes of five of the most brutal murders that have ever occurred. The whole thing began sometime, I think, in the ’70s. I...