Universal is going to take another spin at a SPY HUNTER feature, according to VARIETY. Paul W.S. Anderson (RESIDENT EVIL) has been hired to direct the adaptation of the classic Midway game franchise.
Anderson will team with new writers for his take on the project, which previously had such scribes as Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Zak Penn and Stuart Beattie. The story follows a mysterious spy hunter, who works for a secret government agency using his gadget-filled automobile, the Interceptor.
In 2004, John Woo began work on a version of the film, but the project eventually fell apart. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was set to play the title character at the time, but it is unknown whether he will be the leading man in Anderson's film.
Johnson already participated in the game, SPY HUNTER: NOWHERE TO RUN, which Midway released last year. The new title was originally planned to coincide with the feature, but when that fell through, the gaming publisher decided to release the game anyways.
Adrian Askarieh, Chuck Gordon and Jeremy Bolt are producers.