Warner Is Serious About That ‘Spy Hunter’ Adaptation

Last September we incredulously reported that Warner hired Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer to direct the 1983 video game Spy Hunter. Yes, the video game with oil slicks, driving into the back of moving a semi, and music that gets stuck in your head for days. The movie has cycled through several directors and stars over the years, including John Woo and the Rock in 2004. Unfortunately, their budget for removing motor oil from the feathers of white doves was going to be too much, so John Woo had to go. (We assume.)

Now Warner has sped up their development of this why-even-bother franchise by hiring a writer. Carter Blanchard, writer of the in-production, black-listed Glimmer will write the next Spy Hunter script. We suggest throwing it on the same pile as the scripts for Missile Command, Rubik’s Cube, and Candyland. Then set it on fire and tell these promising writers, “You are now free.