Mark Wahlberg is known for being one of the actors whose movies we always want to see. And even though he has recently delivered some disappointing news by distancing himself away from the Uncharted movie franchise, his stint in Transformers: The Last Knight is something we should admit we want to see.
The actor recently revealed a project he's been working on—and it's way outside the acting business. CBR revealed that Wahlberg is now stepping into comics territory with his first sci-fi project with Vault Comics, titled Alien Bounty Hunter.
Wahlberg is set to produce the comic with Stephen Levinson. And no, Wahlberg won't be writing or illustrating it either, because Vaults Comics Editor-in-Chief Adrian F. Wassel and David M. Booher are responsible for the script and art respectively. Deron Bennet and F.J. DeSanto are also credited for the comics.
"Some of today's greatest film franchises originated as comics. We always try to get involved with the story telling process from its inception. With Alien Bounty Hunter, we are creating a new hero's origin story."
Perhaps what's more interesting here is not the Wahlberg's involvement. Rather, with him being a producer, it appears that Alien Bounty Hunter is a project that will be rolled out on other media following the comics' release. It may follow in the footsteps of many comics-turned-movie-successes, especially since the original plan already considers the film as a medium for the project.
Alien Bounty Hunter already has an official synopsis, seen below:
Ben Madsen is tasked with apprehending a wanted fugitive… but quickly learns that his target is not of this world. Madsen must track his mark through an alien enclave populated by the galaxy's most dangerous aliens—right here on Earth." "Alien Bounty Hunter" co-writer Adrian Wassel calls it "an homage and a send-up of every adventure flick and action hero we've ever loved.
The comic will be a monthly series set to debut in July at the Comic-Con International in San Diego.