Ruben Fleischer to Direct ‘Spy Hunter’ for Warner Bros.

The studio is currently seeking new writers for this adaptation of the popular Midway video game staple from the 1980s.

Spy Hunter lands director Ruben Fleischer
Spy Hunter lands director Ruben Fleischer
Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer has come aboard to direct and executive produce Warner Bros.' languishing video game adaptation Spy Hunter.

We last reported on the project back in March 2010, when the studio was lining up this adaptation from a screenplay by Chad St. John (Motor City). Warner Bros. is now currently seeking new writers to tackle a second draft. Dan Lin and Roy Lee were attached to produce in 2010, although it isn't known if they are still involved.

The Bally Midway video game was an arcade staple when it debuted in 1983. The story follows a government agent tasked with eliminating rogue spies, with the help of his souped-up car. The project was first set up at Universal nearly a decade ago, with Dwayne Johnson set to star and John Woo directing. Paul W.S. Anderson was attached to direct a few years later, before opting out to make the 2007 action-thriller Death Race.

Spy Hunter is in development .

Sources: Vulture

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  1. K.Guy

    I would have preferred John Woo ^^

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus haha I actually did a thumbs down for it... But agree!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Because it is smarter than giving a thumb up and then doubt the idea

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus Sideways thumb... a gentlemen's agreement... Huzzah!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Sideways thumb then ?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. Sean

    Hmm, i'm not sure what to think of this.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag


    I have the Spy Hunter game for ps2, and even though the game sucked, I still think this will be a very entertaining movie if The Rock comes back on board.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag


    @skywise It is definitely one of those super addicting games... once you start, your stuck!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. The Real Goku

    Doesn't sound like this movie will turn out much different from 007 or Mission Impossible. Doesnt need to be made into a movie

    3 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  10. SherlockHolmes2009

    Right there with @bawnian-dexeus, not sure about this

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  11. skywise

    I can remeber the theme to Spy Hunter very well. Lord knows I played this game a LOT.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. Cripple

    Meh....I would rather Fleischer focus on more worthy projects.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag


    I am not sure how they are going to make a movie about this... I worry it will feel like Speed Racer meets death race... I rather just pull out the Nintendo and play the game myself

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

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