McG to Direct Dead Spy Running


Warner Bros. has acquired “Dead Spy Running,” an upcoming spy novel by British author Jon Stock for McG (upcoming Terminator Salvation to direct that would serve as a launch of a franchise character, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The book, the first of a trilogy, aims to reinvent the spy genre. It tells the origin story of newly trained spy in a tone that mixes The Bourne Identity with the works of John Le Carre. “Running” sold to a HarperCollins imprint in a bidding war and will be published in 2009.

McG, who would direct at least the first installment, is producing with Jeanne Allgood via their Warners-based Wonderland Sound and Vision.