ZOMBIELAND Director Ruben Fleischer to Adapt Video Game SPY HUNTER

     September 25, 2012


Director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is set to adapt the long-in-development video game adaptation Spy Hunter.  Back in 2004, John Woo was attached to direct with Dwayne Johnson attached to star (Johnson eventually starred in the 2006 video game, Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run, which was originally intended to be a tie-in).  Then Paul W.S. Anderson got in the driver’s seat before deciding he wanted to make Death Race instead.  The video game Spy Hunter didn’t have a story because back in those days a player didn’t need an excuse to have his 8-bit spy car fire bullets at other 8-bit cars.  According to Vulture, Fleischer will probably discard the 2010 script by Chad St. John (Motor City), and hire new screenwriters, so I’m curious what Fleischer’s take will be.  It’s best to look at the project as a way to see what Fleischer will do with a shootout/chase movie rather than a video game adaptation.  Hit the jump to see video of the original Spy Hunter video game.

Fleischer’s upcoming film, Gangster Squad, is due out January 11th.  The film was originally due out this fall, but had to be pushed back for reshoots after the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.


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