The game follows a 'spy hunter' who tracks and eliminates rogue agents for governments. Naturally this proves a movie studio's wet dream.
Midway started the franchise off in 1983 as an arcade unit, and it has long been hounded by film moguls looking to plunder its action-packed riches. Our hunter travels around in a super fast car that's packing more accessories than a Swiss army knife.
John Woo and Dwayne Johnson were to direct and star respectively in a SpyHunter movie but budgets problems drove the project into a ditch, leaving it for dead. Warner Bros now owns the SpyHunter license after Midway's fire sale and so rode to the rescue.
Writer Chad St. John is now attached to pen a super packed action fest of a script for the movie powers that be. Midway was bought up for $33m in July. Are you a fan of the SpyHunter game series? Plan on gate-crashing the red carpet premiere?
The SpyHunter is expected out sometime in 2012 - we'll see. Below is the trailer for 2006's SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run for Xbox which did star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
SpyHunter film plans back on, Warner enlists scribe Chad St. John
23 March 2010 | By Simon Priest