After several years rattling around in pre-production limbo, the movie adaptation of Midway's Spy Hunter
is gathering a head of steam once again, with a new director on board.
Hollywood trade journal Variety
magazine reports that Paul W.S. Anderson of Resident Evil
and Alien Vs. Predator
fame is 'attached' to direct the film and will be working with a new scribe to pen the project.
John Woo was originally slated to direct the film back in 2004, with Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson attached to star. It remains unconfirmed whether Johnson is still on board, but since Midway (bizarrely) already released a game of the still-unmade film
with his face on it, SPOnG hopes so.
Adrian Askarieh, who's working on the still Statham-less Hitman movie
, is producing the movie alongside Chuck Gordon and Jeremy Bolt.
Meanwhile, SPOnG's still waiting breathlessly to find out if another baldy game movie, God of War
, will get game creator David Jaffe's first choice of Djimon Hounsou
cast as the lead.Spy Hunter
, for those who aren't sure, is about a chap who mooches about in a car that turns into just about anything he fancies. Think Knight Rider