Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer has spoken to Coming Soon.net about his plans for an adaptation of the 1980s video game Spy Hunter.
Universal Pictures have been trying to turn the game into a movie with the likes of directors John Woo and Paul W.S. Anderson previously attatched, however it now seems that a new helmer has been locked down.
Fleischer, whose new film Gangster Squad, is released soon, said: “We’ll see what happens. If I can make any movie, it would be a James Bond movie. I’ve always loved the genre but I don’t think they’ll hire an American to direct a James Bond movie, I’ve been told, so for me, ‘Spy Hunter’ is an opportunity to create a new spy franchise.
“It sounds silly but that was my favorite video game when I was a kid and it had a great title and a great theme song, 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. I think just the Spy Hunter that is the most bad-ass spy who hunts down rogue spies is a really cool launch pad for an idea and I hope that we can bring it to life.”
Could a Spy Hunter game be as good as Fleischer makes it sound or will this go the way of previous video game adaptations?
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