Heat Vision is reporting today that Warner Brothers is (finally) ready to bring the video game Spy Hunter to the big screen. The film will be produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee. This marks another video game adaptation that will happen sooner than you can see a Halo or Bioshock movie.
For those of you who don’t remember, or didn’t play the game, it pretty much starred a tricked out car. The game was basically like Knight Rider without David Hasselhoff mucking things up. I don’t remember asking for this, the game was pretty mediocre. It looks like Warner Brothers wants to cash in on their acquisition of Midway games. Really, it probably wasn’t too tough of a choice though considering Midway’s stable of titles. We could be looking at a Rampage! movie, or maybe a reboot of Mortal Kombat. There are several possibilities that all sound not so great.
They already have a screenwriter in mind with Chad St. John. There hasn’t been any mention of a director or actor yet. I’d probably get on that, because when Universal had this project a few years ago they had John Woo and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson attached…and it still died. Needless to say, this sounds like it could be another one of those video game adaptations that falls flat. This is, of course, unless Mr. St. John wants to turn this into a dark, citywide espionage thriller. I’ll keep my fingers crossed, for a while.
Your thoughts on a Spy Hunter movie?