Hollywood has been heavily reliant on other mediums for creative fuel in the recent past. Books, and most recently comic books, have acted as the inspiration behind some of the highest-grossing blockbusters in the industry. In order to reap the benefits of this highly lucrative path, actor Mark Wahlberg is working on a new sci-fi comic book that might eventually make its way to the big screen.

No shortcuts for Wahlberg

Over the past few years, Mark Wahlberg has been a part of some extremely great and unique projects. Just last year, he was involved in the lead role of brilliant films like “Deepwater Horizon” and “Patriots day” that were critical and commercial successes.

The actor has also been steadily producing and directing his fair share of passion projects as well.

He has now turned his sights towards a comic-book series that has been titled “Alien Bounty Hunter." The series has been signed on by Vault Comics and will be co-created by producer Stephen Levinson.

The central character in this series will be Ben Madsen, a talented bounty hunter who has been directed to apprehend a dangerous fugitive. What Madsen doesn’t know is that his target is actually an alien being, and in order to capture him, Madsen will have to uncover an unknown location that has been secretly housing aliens for some time now. We can only assume from the title of this series that Madsen continues to capture aliens even after successfully completing his unique first project.

A game-changer

For a long time now, Hollywood has been watching various mediums such as games and graphic novels closely, hoping to find a successful project amongst the vast contributions within the medium. This will be the first time a graphic novel is actually being made with the explicit purpose of someday making a film franchise out of it.

“Some of today’s greatest film franchises originated as comics. We always try to get involved with the story telling process from its inception” – said Mark Wahlberg in a recent statement.

This is a completely new twist on the adaptation game, and it will be interesting to see the results it yields in the future.