Variety is reporting that Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator) is now attached to direct an adaptation of the Midway video game franchise Spy Hunter. The film will be penned by Anderson (pictured left) in collaboration with an as-yet unnamed writer.
Midway designer George Gomez's Spy Hunter (1983) was an arcade driving game which put players behind the wheel of a machine-gun laden car, tasking them with destroying as many vehicles as possible in a fast spy-like rampage. The movie will apparently revolve around a transforming car--named the Interceptor--in
use by a spy hunter working for a secret government agency. The Interceptor will transform into a motorcycle, jet ski, or submarine, enabling the agent to to hunt down a terrorist organization called the Nostra.
John Woo was originally attached to the project in 2004, with Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson (The Rundown, Doom) set to star. Now that Woo is out of the picture, it is unknown whether Johnson will continue on the project. Terminal Reality's recent Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run (PS2, Xbox) starred Johnson in the title role, and was intended to be released in conjunction with the movie. Facing production delays on the film, the game was instead released last year, to poor reviews.