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Spy Hunter looking to be made into a film... again

Mar. 23, 2010by: George Merchan
Here's a project that's been continually stalling for years now. Back in 2003, Universal bought the rights to SPY HUNTER from game company Midway. In 2004, action maestro and dove-lover John Woo came aboard to direct before eventually being replaced by Paul (Not The Good One) Anderson. And the whole time, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, attached as the lead for years and even lending his likeness and voice to the awful "Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run" tie-in video game, said "F*ck this, I'm off to make millions off family movies, bitch!"

So it's been a bumpy road for the movie about a video game about a car with guns that shoots things. Warner Bros. - now the owners of Midway - are hoping for smoother travels. They've hired screenwriter Chad St. John (SGT. ROCK, OUTLAND, THE DAYS BEFORE) to take on the adaptation, with Dan Lin (SHERLOCK HOLMES) and Roy Lee (THE STRANGERS) producing.

According to THR's Heat Vision blog, the film "follows a highly trained spy whose job it is to eliminate rogue agents when they become liabilities to their governments. He travels in the G-6155 Interceptor, a sports car tricked out with an array of weapons that frequently is challenged by enemy vehicles."

Will Dwayne Johnson be back in the driver's seat, or are his spy-hunting days numbered? We'll just have to wait and see.
Extra Tidbit: You can play the NES version of "Spy Hunter" RIGHT HERE.

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1:30PM on 03/23/2010
I think a recent JoBlo "C'mon Hollywood" spoke too soon and jinxed this sucker back into production. Suuuuuuucks
I think a recent JoBlo "C'mon Hollywood" spoke too soon and jinxed this sucker back into production. Suuuuuuucks
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9:38AM on 03/23/2010
Thumbs up ONLY if they use the original music from the game.
Thumbs up ONLY if they use the original music from the game.
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8:50AM on 03/23/2010
Screw this car shooting videogame based film idea. I'd rather see a Twisted Metal movie being made than this turd.
Screw this car shooting videogame based film idea. I'd rather see a Twisted Metal movie being made than this turd.
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6:36AM on 03/23/2010
They can build a movie around that slim plot. Michael Bay does it all the time.
They can build a movie around that slim plot. Michael Bay does it all the time.
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6:27AM on 03/23/2010

hahahaha...

really, thats the plot?
really, thats the plot?
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