Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a big screen adaptation of Midway Games’ Spy Hunter with Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) and Roy Lee of Vertigo producing.
The story follows a highly-trained spy hunter whose job it is to eliminate rogue spies when they become liabilities to their governments. Chad St. John is set to write the script.
The project was previously set up at Universal, where John Woo and Paul W.S. Anderson were attached to direct at various points and Dwayne Johnson was attached to star.
Warner Bros. picked up most of Midway’s assets in bankruptcy court last summer for $33 million, giving the studio rights to “Mortal Kombat,” “Spy Hunter,” “Joust” and several other game franchises.