Spy Hunter

Spy Hunter

As was strongly rumored back in September (and before the bust that was Gangster Squad), Warner Bros. has now officially set Ruben Fleischer to direct their Spy Hunter video game adaptation. Carter Blanchard is also on board to pen the script which, sadly, is not about the Spy vs. Spy comic that I’ve apparently been thinking of every time this project has come up. Based on the popular arcade game from the ’80s, Spy Hunter also involves rogue spies hunting each other. Self-explanatory. This adaptation has been off and on for years and years, with such names as Dwayne Johnson (who voiced an updated version of the game back in 2006, and whose face is plastered all over its boxes), John Woo, and Paul W.S. Anderson filtering in and out of its development. [Deadline Hollywood]

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Spy Hunter

Vulture is reporting that Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) is the next director on deck to make something out of the 80s arcade game “Spy Hunter” for Warners. John Woo and Paul W.S. Anderson were both previously interested during the project’s development in the 2000s, and now it falls to Fleischer. The thing is, the video game involved driving a car and shooting at people. It was pretty simple. However, Dwayne Johnson voiced the hit and run hero for an updated version of the game in 2006 – “Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run” – which was supposed to be a tie-in for the film, but when the movie stalled out, it just kept going. That involved a bit of a story, but this project seems destined to be high concept. Man with fast car tracks down rogue spies and kills them while in danger of being killed himself. Pretty simple, but Fleischer is a shrewd director and a far better option than the Bad Anderson. Now the question is whether Johnson will still be up for starring, and if not, who should be?

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Spy Hunter

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.

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