Wahlberg will be reuniting with Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day director Peter Berg for a Boston-set crime-mystery film titled Wonderland. Screenwriter Sean O’Keefe, whose writing credits include video games Lair and Pursuit Force, will be adapting the book Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by author Ace Atkins.
The film will follow Spenser who, fresh out of prison, is sucked back into Boston’s underbelly as he uncovers the truth about a sensational murder and the twisted conspiracy behind it.
There’s an array of literary works to potentially adapt if this is a massive hit. The character of Spenser has been depicted in a whopping 48 novels, which are all New York Times Best Sellers. Robert Urich played the character in an 80s series that ran for three seasons and Joe Mantegna took on the role in three TV movies on the A&E cable network: Small Vices (1999), Thin Air (2000) and Walking Shadow (2001).
Wahlberg will be producing the film alongside Berg, Fast & Furious producer Neal H. Moritz and longtime Wahlberg collaborator Stephen Levinson (Deepwater Horizons, Wahlburgers, Entourage).