Ruben Fleischer will direct ‘Spy Hunter’

By Xingye Li,

Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is going to direct the film Spy Hunter, an adaptation of the ‘80s arcade game.

Released in 1983 by Bally Midway, Spy Hunter was a driving game with the player in the role of a spy hunter in an armored sports car, which is equipped with special weapons such as smoke screens. The goal is to destroy as many as enemy cars while protecting civilian vehicles, reported Yahoo.

Digital Spy reported that Fleischer, who directed Zombieland and Gangster Squad, has been appointed as the director. The candidates included John Woo and Paul W.S. Anderson, both famous for their action movies. Screenplay is written by Carter Blanchard.

Fleischer said that this movie Spy Hunter is a James Bond movie for him.

It “is an opportunity to create a new spy franchise”, he added, “it was my favorite video game when I was a kid . . .but there’s no real other associations that people have with it other than a cool car, so I feel like there’s a lot of room for us to invent a new character and a new series.”

It's not known who will star in the film. ‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson was to star in the title role but is no longer involved.



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