“Spy Hunter”, a film adaptation of the Midway Games hit, is now on the agenda at Warner Bros. Pictures and Vertigo Films says Reuters.
“Hunter” is an action/driving game featuring the G-6155 Interceptor, a fictitious car that is beset by a wide array of enemy vehicles. The lead character is an ex-fighter pilot turned freelance assassin who specialises in targeting intelligence agents who have gone rogue.
Twice already the project came close to production over at Universal Pictures only to fall apart again. The first with John Woo directing and The Rock starring, the second with Paul W.S. Anderson directing. Warners picked up the rights to the property when it bought many of the bankrupt Midway Games’ assets in a fire-sale last Summer.
Chad St. John (“Motor City”) will now pen the latest draft of the screenplay. The likes of Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Zak Penn and Stuart Beattie have already had a go. Dan Lin and Roy Lee will produce.