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Ruben Fleischer the latest director to attempt a Spy Hunter adaptation

Sep. 25, 2012by: Paul Shirey
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Here we go again...Apparently, the long-gestating adaptation of the popular '80's driving game SPY HUNTER has now fallen in the hands of director Ruben Fleischer (GANGSTER SQUAD, ZOMBIELAND) with an eye towards restarting the development process from scratch.  Most of you will remember the "dream team" of John Woo and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson being affiliated with the project for a long time, with Johnson even providing his name and likeness to the Playstation 2 game, Spy Game: Nowhere to Run.  Woo and The Rock eventually moved on to other projects, while Paul W.S. Anderson threatened us with the possibility of taking over, but unceremoniously moved on to DEATH RACE.

The game has gone through many incarnations and platforms and is poised to strike again next month with SPY HUNTER for Nintendo 3DS.  No word on who may star or what the story may be (I mean, really, the game is pretty bare bones...you drive a car and blow shit up).  With the development hell this property has already been stuck in it'll be surprising to see it even move forward, but you never know.  Personally, I just don't see the need for it, but perhaps there are fans out there that can defend its necessity?  Let's hear it!

More as this develops.  Fleischer's GANGSTER SQUAD is slated to hit theaters on January 11, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Who would you like to see cast in this?
Source: Vulture

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2:29PM on 09/25/2012

I would cast..

The person that I'd like to see is.. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
The person that I'd like to see is.. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
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3:05PM on 09/25/2012
Dwayne Johnson. Why is this a question again?

Ruben Fleischer is a pretty great director for an action comedy....Hope he stays with it this time.
Dwayne Johnson. Why is this a question again?

Ruben Fleischer is a pretty great director for an action comedy....Hope he stays with it this time.
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8:59PM on 09/25/2012
Extra tidbit: Josh Holloway.
Extra tidbit: Josh Holloway.
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11:30PM on 09/25/2012
Ruben Fleischer could give this a shot in the arm. But I'm thinking, either in his prime, or now that his name might mean something again, what would a William Friedkin-directed Spy Hunter look like? He's basically the John Woo of car chases before we knew who John Woo was.
Ruben Fleischer could give this a shot in the arm. But I'm thinking, either in his prime, or now that his name might mean something again, what would a William Friedkin-directed Spy Hunter look like? He's basically the John Woo of car chases before we knew who John Woo was.
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2:51AM on 09/26/2012
I agree with my fellow schmoes who are suggesting still having The Rock be in this.
I agree with my fellow schmoes who are suggesting still having The Rock be in this.
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7:20PM on 09/26/2012
this is cool, but I'd rather have a zombieland 2 before this. I suppose from a directors stand point it's better to wait on directing a sequel to the film that made you a household name. If your career starts to slow down you can fall back on a sequel to that film. Of course I'm not saying that his career is slowing down at all at this point.
this is cool, but I'd rather have a zombieland 2 before this. I suppose from a directors stand point it's better to wait on directing a sequel to the film that made you a household name. If your career starts to slow down you can fall back on a sequel to that film. Of course I'm not saying that his career is slowing down at all at this point.
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