Variety: Spy Hunter film back on track

Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson reportedly will helm and write revitalized movie adaptation of Midway game.


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The on-again, off-again big-screen treatment of Midway's arcade driving game Spy Hunter seems to be on once more. Variety is reporting that Universal Pictures is once again trying to turn the key on a Spy Hunter film, this time with veteran game-to-movie filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat) set to cowrite and direct.

Whether or not Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson--previously attached to play the film's protagonist--will remain attached to the project is undetermined. Johnson previously appeared in Midway's Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run for the Xbox and PlayStation 2, a game that had been intended to tie in to the movie before Universal's production hit delays.

Among Anderson's current projects are Death Race (a remake of the 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000) and Castlevania, based on Konami's long-running vampire-hunting series.

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