Paul W. S. Anderson has signed on to direct and relaunch Universal Pictures’ action project “Spy Hunter,” based on Midway Games’ popular 1980s arcade game.
Anderson will soon script a treatment that a scribe will then adapt into “Hunter’s” script. It’s expected it will be Anderson’s follow-up project to the remake of “Death Race 2000” which begins shooting in August.
John Woo and The Rock had previously been attached to a big-budget version of “Hunter” that fell apart due to budgetary reasons.
“Hunter” is an action/driving game featuring the G-6155 Interceptor, a fictitious car that is beset by a wide array of enemy vehicles.
Chuck Gordon, Adrian Askarieh (“Hitman”) and Jeremy Bolt are serving as producers. Anderson remains attached to produce the video game adaptation “Castlevania.”