‘The Nailer’ Bob Lee Stephen Hunter invented the fictional character, Swagger. Swagger also stars in the 2007 film Point of Impact and the 2016 TV series Shooter, both of which are based on the book. Swagger is based on USMC Scout Sniper Carlos Hathcock, according to creator Stephen Hunter. The shooter is a 2007 Hollywood action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Jonathan Lemkin, based on Stephen Hunter’s 1993 novel Point of Impact. Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg), a Force Recon veteran, is framed for murder by a renegade unit of men working for a private military business.
Michael Pea, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, Levon Helm, and Ned Beatty all-star in the film. Lorenzo di Bonaventura produced it through Di Bonaventura Pictures, and Paramount Pictures released it in the United States on March 23, 2007.
For twelve years, the novel Point of Impact was in production at Universal and then Paramount, with seven screenwriters attempting numerous versions. Author Stephen Hunter attempted to adapt the book as well, but was turned off by the experience and dropped out of the project.
The majority of the film was shot on location in British Columbia, Canada, in New Westminster, Kamloops, Mission, Ashcroft, and Cache Creek. Swagger’s escape, for example, was recorded in New Westminster along the Fraser River, which served as a stand-in for the Delaware River.