Jonathan Levine is currently in negotiations to direct “Dead Spy Running” at Warner Brothers says Twitchfilm.
Jamie Moss and Stephen Gaghan penned this adaptation of Jon Stock’s espionage novel, the first in a trilogy and aims to reinvent the spy genre by telling the origin story of a newly trained spy which mixes Robert Ludlum’s grittiness with John Le Carre’s wit.
The story has the protagonist running the London Marathon, where a fellow racer is strapped with explosives. The scenario leads to a globe-trotting adventure to clear the name of the man’s father.
Gaghan was previously attached to direct but has since moved on. Kevin McCormick and McG will produce.