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"Spy Hunter" ist die Verfilmung eines Arcade-Klassikers, den es mittlerweile als Neufassung für viele Spieleplattformen gibt...

Alex Decker, ein ehemaliger F-15 Pilot, arbeitet für die "International Espionage Services": Er ist ein "Spy Hunter" und kämpft mit hochentwickelter Technik gegen Daemon Curry, den Präsidenten der "Nostra International", der - man glaubt es kaum - die Weltherrschaft anstrebt...

Dabei steht dem gehetzten Agenten ein außergewöhnliches und faszinierendes Vehikel zur Verfügung: der G-6155 Interceptor, welcher sich problemlos von einem rasanten Sportwagen in ein Motorrad, einen Jet-Ski oder ein Boot verwandeln lässt...

"Spy Hunter" sollte eigentlich im Juli 2007 in die US-Kinos kommen, wurde dann aber auf Eis gelegt... Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (u.a. "The Scorpion King", "Doom") wird wohl nicht wie ursprünglich vorgesehen den Hauptcharakter mimen... Und Paul W.S. Anderson ist offensichtlich nicht länger Regisseur... Letzten Meldungen zufolge versucht sich nun Warner Bros. an der Verfilmung...



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[23.03.2010] CS! berichtet...
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. [...]


[06.07.2009] Variety.com berichtet...
Warner Bros. has picked up most of Midway Games' assets in bankruptcy court for the fire-sale price of $33 million, giving the studio rights to "Mortal Kombat," "Spy Hunter," "Joust" and several other game franchises.
A Delaware bankruptcy court judge OK'd the deal last week, saying that the objections to the transaction had been resolved.
Midway filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year. Sumner Redstone had sold his 87% stake to Mark E. Thomas last year for only $100,000 along with the assumption of $70 million of Midway debt.
Midway's creditors agreed last month to give Thomas a $5 million payment.
Warner declined to comment on its plans for Midway. [...]


[11.03.2009] CineFOOLS sprach mit dem Drehbuchautor Michael Brandt...
Also how is it going with the Spyhunter movie? That’s been years since we worked on that and every writer in Hollywood has taken a shot at that. Right after Fast and the Furious came out universal called and said would we consider writing Spyhunter or were we interested in talking about it. We were like yeah I remember the video game and it was about the car that came out of the truck and the studio had a really interesting take they said imagine a guy who is a spy hunter .The guy who’s after James Bond, the guy who’s after Jason Bourne. And we were like well that sounds cool. I see there is a tone in that movie I can really get a kind really cool darkness to it maybe and then at the time the Rock was attached who was nothing but a gentlemen and really one of the smartest funniest guys you’ll every meet but apart from the Rock being attached to the car that came out of the truck. It was totally hard to match the Rock and this fantastic car to this idea of a guy who hunts spies for a living and we couldn’t figure out the tone of it. We haven’t been on that for a few years. [...]

[18.08.2008] Latino Review sprach mit Paul W.S. Anderson über "Spy Hunter"...
About a year ago the trades reported that Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator director Paul W.S. Anderson will direct Spy Hunter, the big budget adaptation of the popular Midway video game that revolves around a transforming supercar called the Interceptor.
At the time Anderson was suppose to be working with another writer to pen the project, which has already gone through several writers, including Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Zak Penn and Stuart Beattie.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has long been attached to play the secret agent behind the wheel of the vehicle. And back in 2004 John Woo was originally attached to helm the movie.
Now during Comic Con I had a chance to sit down with Anderson on a TV interview [...] and managed to squeeze in a Spy Hunter question.
It looks like the bigscreen version of "Spy Hunter" has taken a backseat because when asked about Spy Hunter and they way he answered the question to me at least, seems that he is not doing it anymore. He might write it but it sure looks like he will not be directing the project.
I’ve also been told from people who are close to the project is that Anderson is NOT doing the film and that he’s been off the project. [...]
Will The Rock still do the movie? Who knows. Will Universal Pictures still do the film? Who knows, maybe not. Will another studio pick up the project? Who knows.
Here is what he said when asked about Spy Hunter.
Latino Review: Does this (movie) ["Death Race"] prepare you to do another [car film] like Spy Hunter?
Anderson:
I had some what fun making this movie and I firmly believe this is the best, most spectacular car action I've ever seen in a film, I don’t know if I’ll ever do another car movie after this, because I really feel like we pushed it to the max and the only other car movie I’ll do is maybe a sequel to this, knock on wood, if this movie does well enough to deserve that, I really think we’ve kind of raised the bar when it comes to car action...we’ve done everything practical, we’ve done spectacular stunts, we’ve kept it R rated, really hard, we’ve had the actors do a lot of their own driving, so you know, I think we’ve really maxed our car movie, so I think we’ve laid down a challenge to any one else, I think we’re now the movie to beat. [...]


[20.11.2007] Bei Latino Review gibt es ein Interview mit den Produzenten Adrian Askarieh und Daniel Alter...
[...] On ‘Spy Hunter’, for example, why the delay?
Askarieh:
It’s one of the most frequently asked questions that I get from everybody. As soon as they find out what I do, who I am, and what my day job is they ask. ‘Spy Hunter’, part of me wants to say it’s because... Look, lets just put it this way. ‘Spy Hunter’ is such an enormously important project for Universal Pictures and for us. I’m doing that with Chuck Gordon. Unfortunately Danny is not involved in that, but it’s such an important project for Universal. They have supported it financially, and in terms of resources, so much that the plan has always been to get it right. Now, having said that, I think in the last 5 years the business has gone through a change. It’s this paradigm shift that, in my opinion, began in the year 2000. It’s really taking its full form now. People now need to make movies like ‘Spy Hunter’, ‘Batman’, ’Hitman’, ’Star Trek’, ‘Indiana Jones’, and that is exactly what is sustaining this business. Without these movies I don’t think there would be a Hollywood, given the competition from Internet, video games, 500 channels on cable. So ‘Spy Hunter’ falls squarely within that group of movies, because it’s based on a title that has transcended its video game origins. It’s become a huge part of pop culture. People who do not play video games know ‘Spy Hunter’. You have a responsibility to do the right version. Not to beat around the bush, but I think that everything happens for a reason. Everything happens when it’s supposed to. With Paul Anderson on board, with two great writers that are working, based on Paul’s very cool treatment, we are going to make the movie. We are making ‘Spy Hunter’ next year. In my opinion, I was talking to Chuck about this the other day, it wasn’t meant to happen. We had some wonderful people on it, we had some great experiences, and some great writers. We had John Woo on it, but unfortunately it wasn’t supposed to happen then. Fortunately it’s supposed to happen now, with Paul, and we’re making it happen.
I read the Stuart Beattie script and I thought it was awesome.
Askarieh:
Yeah, it was fantastic.
So why did Universal opt out, or choose, not to do the Stuart Beattie one?
Askarieh:
We actually had the distinct bad timing of turning the Stuart Beattie draft in after ‘Doom’ came out. Perception is everything. Also, Stu’s draft was a little too extensive, everyone thought that, but Stu is one of my favorite people in the business. He’s a fantastic writer and that script is a joy to read. A lot of movies have different scripts that don’t get made. ‘Spy Hunter’ is one of those films. Look, ‘American Gangster’ took 7 years to get made and it had several different scripts, based on what I’ve heard. I think that ‘Spy Hunter’ is a movie whose time has come. We’re getting it banked and finally fans are going to see it in the theatres. I got to be honest, no one is going to be more thrilled than me. That was my first movie in town. It was the first movie I set up as a producer so it always has a close place in my heart. I whole heartedly believe that is the movie, that if done right, it could be astronomically big.
Speaking of Paul Anderson, what does he bring to the table? What made you say ‘He’s the right guy.’?
Askarieh:
Everything. He’s a giant ‘Spy Hunter’ fan. He’s a fantastic director. He’s as smart as they come. He’s a terrific story teller. He came up with a fantastically fresh story for the movie, which the writers are basing the script on, and he’s smart. His movies are all commercial, they all make money, and he knows how to make a movie economically. I mean that in the best sense of the word. He gets results out of them. We thought his take was fantastic and he’s a damn good filmmaker. I didn’t know Paul before ‘Spy Hunter’ but now I’ve become friends with him. I think he really is one of the smartest people I’ve met in this business. [...]


[31.10.2007] FilmJunk.com berichtete kürzlich über The Rock's Ausstieg...
For almost 5 years now, there has been talk of doing a Spy Hunter movie based on the popular arcade game from the 1980’s. For some reason, the film has never quite managed to get off the ground at Universal; suffering through rewrite after rewrite, and proposed director John Woo eventually abandoned it to return to his roots back in Hong Kong. Since early on, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had also been signed on to star, and this was really the only selling point that the project ever had. In 2006, Midway even released an Xbox and PS2 game called Spy Hunter: Nowhere To Run that featured The Rock’s likeness, intended to be a tie-in for a movie that wasn’t yet in production. Alas, now it appears that The Rock has had enough, and he’s decided to jump ship as well.
In an interview with Paul W.S. Anderson, the film’s new director, he confirmed that The Rock is no longer a part of the project. Either his contract expired, or he simply moved on to bigger and better things. Regardless, it’s probably a good thing for The Rock, but I have to wonder why they’d even continue moving forward with the film at this point. I was never sold on the concept to begin with; even though I used to love the game and a Spy Hunter movie would give you an excuse to showcase a cool tricked out sports car, I don’t know that there could ever be a decent story behind it no matter how many rewrites you do. It just seems like a movie that was doomed from the start, and now that they’ve lost their main star I say they should can it for good. However, if they absolutely must continue to move ahead with it, I think I have the perfect replacement in mind: Vin Diesel. Come on, you know it’s bound to happen one way or another!


[03.06.2007] Variety.com meldet...
Spy Hunter" is revving up again at Universal.
"Resident Evil" and "Alien vs. Predator" director Paul W.S. Anderson will direct the big budget adaptation of the popular Midway video game that revolves around a transforming supercar called the Interceptor.
He will be working with another scribe to pen the project, which has already gone through several writers, including Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Zak Penn and Stuart Beattie.
John Woo was originally attached to helm the pic, in 2004, that will introduce the never-seen spy hunter who works for a secret government agency. He uses the gadget-packed Interceptor (that can transform from a car into a motorcycle, jet ski and submarine) to hunt down agents and thwart a shadowy terrorist org known as Nostra.
Considering the game's been around since the 1980s' the car's turned into a pop culture icon and is expected to have automaker's salivating over the chance to slap their brand's badge on the hood.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has long been attached to play the secret agent behind the wheel of the vehicle. Whether he'll be recast has yet to be determined.
The Rock has already starred in "Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run," a Midway game that the company released last year. The game had been planned to come out with the "Spy Hunter" movie, but when development hit a snag, the gamemaker was forced to release the title early in order to recoup production costs.
Anderson's next pic is "Death Race," which he is also directing for U. The film's a redo of 1975's "Death Race 2000."
Adrian Askarieh, who has an adaptation of the vidgame "Hitman" filming at Fox, is producing the project with Chuck Gordon and Jeremy Bolt.
Askarieh and producing partner Daniel Alter also have a bigscreen version of the Eidos Interactive game "Kane and Lynch" set up at Lionsgate and comicbook adaptations "Hack/Slash" and "Lost Squad," at Rogue Pictures, based on the Devil's Due Publishing comicbooks. [...]


[04.07.2006] Laut einer angeblichen Insider-Meldung bei CanMag.com sollte John Woo's "Spy Hunter" eingestellt werden... Daraufhin meldete sich einer der Produzenten zu Wort...
[...] I’m one of the producers of SPY-HUNTER, which I hope makes me a better candidate for giving you and update than an unidentified "casting agent" your friend met in his karate class... John Woo has not been on SPY-HUNTER for nearly 18 months. As a matter of fact, Stuart Beattie was commissioned by us to write a new draft for SPY-HUNTER more than 4 months after John was no longer on the project. SPY-HUNTER has not been canceled. In fact we are looking to make an announcement with a new director very shortly. [...]

[31.05.2006] Yahoo! Video Games meldet...
[...] The script for the Spy Hunter movie has been completed and Universal currently has it pegged for a tent pole release next July. The film is expected to shoot later this year. When asked what fans can expect from the big screen version, Johnson said they'll get a "great, well-written story that's not overly complicated, and funny."
"Spy Hunter will have great action," said Johnson. "Some of the set pieces that were written are absolutely mind-blowing. Stuart Beattie has done a fantastic job with the script."
Spy Hunter will be the second time Johnson has starred in a big screen version of a hit game. The $60 million Doom movie from Universal Pictures failed to make a killing at the box office, but Johnson was happy with the final product.
"It all comes down to the writing, and that's not a knock to how Doom was written," said Johnson. "Doom was very straightforward and that's the way it should have been. There wasn't a lot of room. We made it for a very specific audience and I was happy with the way it was written and the way it turned out."
Johnson added that when you take Spy Hunter or Halo, where the story lines are really, really strong and have a lot of depth involved and the characters are really well written, he thinks it's important that that transcends into the screenplay and then hopefully onto the screen. [...]
Universal Pictures has big plans for Spy Hunter, which could become an American James Bond franchise for Johnson to return to for multiple sequels. [...]


[12.04.2006] Bei Latino Review gibt es mehrere Animatics (Benötigt Quicktime)...

[25.02.2006] WorthPlaying.com zeigt Bilder und Trailer zu "Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run" (PS2/Xbox)...

[09.11.2005] Bei Latino Review kann man einen ersten Blick auf den Bösewicht werfen... Hui !!!
[...] the evil henchmen of the global criminal terrorist group, Nostra (whose goal is to have world dominion) for the upcoming "Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run" video game plus this is the look is not only the game but for the film Spy Hunter as well. It’s basically your first look at the enemy for the film. In addition Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson himself will debut the trailer for the video game "Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run" at VGA (Video Game Awards) that will be shown on Spike TV on Dec 10th. The Rock recently completed filming motion-capture footage to enhance the game’s animation, which means that the character can now get out of the car. In the film the story will take place around the world and is being made to appeal to both the fans of the game and general audiences. Audiences can expect to see one of the most vicious film villains in a very long time.

[14.10.2005] CS! zitiert Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson...
[...]"...Right now I’m concentrating on 'Spy-Hunter'. I just did the motion capture for 'Spy-Hunter', the video game, 'Spy-Hunter 3', which is pretty cool because it allows you to get out of the car now. Yeah, it's really cool. It will be with Universal. This is one of those projects where we've had eight writers on it, on 'Spy-Hunter'--great writers too.
"Millions of dollars being spent, but it's one of those things where you really don't want to rush it. You just don't want to make just any type of movie. It's such a special movie conceptually. It's so cool with the car. And you're the hunter of spies. Stuart Beattie we all believe will come through. He wrote 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Collateral,' so we're waiting--fingers crossed. It should be in in about a week." [...]


[11.05.2005] CS! meldet...
[...] Woo recently left Universal's Spy-Hunter project over scheduling conflicts.

[16.04.2005] CS! meldet...
Stuart Beattie will rewrite Universal's videogame adaptation Spy-Hunter, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and to be directed by John Woo, says Variety.
Beattie received story credit on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He also wrote the screenplay for last year's Collateral, starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, and penned the upcoming Derailed, which stars Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston.
Spy-Hunter is being eyed as a potential 2006 summer tentpole if production can get under way this year.
Previously drafts of the script were penned by writing teams Michael Brandt and Derek Haas as well as Damian Shannon and Mark Swift.
Producers on the project include Woo, his producing partner Terence Chang, Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh. Neal Moritz and Marty Adelstein are executive producing.


[18.03.2005] Bei AICN gibt es mehrere Produktionsgemälde...

[29.01.2005] DH sprach mit "The Rock", u.a. über "Spy Hunter"...
It is definitely happening, but there's still some script work left to be done. "With a movie like Spy Hunter, everybody's so excited about it, because conceptually it's great. With the car it's fantastic. It's just a matter of trying to find the right tone. We've looked at script after script. In a way, I give credit to the studio, where they're like, 'It's good, but let's be great.' I love that, and I love that attitude. They're continuing to write it." Tone wise expect a "mix a futuristic-James Bond-eque, if you will, with the levity from True Lies."

[22.01.2005] CS! sind vier SFX-Bilder in die Hände gefallen...
[...] My friend's company does CGI effects for movies and TV, and recently they got these images for the Spy Hunter movie. There were at least 20 to 30 images, but my friend only managed to get these to me. He was told they show the major battle at the end of the movie between the Rock's car and the bad guys vehicles (it's strange because one takes place during the day, and the other seems to be nighttime). Anyway, his company hopes to get some of the effects work on the movie, which based on the images I saw has some incredible stuff in it. I was really interested in the movie before (love spy movies), but after seeing these, I'm really anxious to see it. I hope it kicks *ss!! [...]

[15.01.2005] UGO sprach mit dem Drehbuchautor Zak Penn...
UGO: When you're writing a John Woo movie, does he or his assistant come in and tell you he needs a scene with white doves?
ZAK: No, that has not happened. No one has talked to me about white doves.
UGO: What's your take of Spy Hunter?
ZAK: Still working on it is the best way I can answer that. I'm still trying to figure out what my take on it is. But it does have elements of trying to lightly poke fun at the genre while also embracing it.
UGO: Are you tailoring it for The Rock?
ZAK: Yes I am. I think he is a cool guy and I think he's a good actor. I thought The Rundown was an underrated movie. People don't make action movies that are character stories anymore. That's what a Steve McQueen movie is and that's what Michael Mann does. [...]


[08.07.2004] Empire Online sprach mit "The Rock" über seine kommenden Filmprojekte...
[...] "Spy-Hunter’s great. John Woo’s on board to direct. The script should come in, in about two weeks," The Rock told Empire. "I'm very, very excited about that. It's supposed to be shot in Prague and Amsterdam, but..." But? "You know how movie-making is. If we have to push it because of the weather and the Christmas vacation, then I'll probably take another movie with Universal called Doom." [...]

[12.06.2004] Bei AICN gibt es u.a. ein Teaser-Poster von der NY Licensing Show...

[26.05.2004] CS! meldet...
Variety reports that yet another writer has come on board to write Universal Pictures' Spy-Hunter, for director John Woo and star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Zak Penn is in talks to write the film which follows the story of a former F-15 pilot recruited to become a member of Spy Hunters, an elite government agency that must defeat a cartel seeking world domination.
Mark Swift, Damian Shannon, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas wrote previous drafts of the script. Penn has also written X2: X-Men United, Behind Enemy Lines, and the upcoming Elektra and Suspect Zero.


[20.05.2004] HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
John Woo is in negotiations to direct "Spy Hunter," [...]

[18.04.2004] Latino Review meldet...
[...] Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced he had just found out that action director John Woo is the running to direct Universal’s SPY HUNTER. Spy Hunter is an adaptation of the classic 1980s videogame. The Rock will play Alec Sects an ex-fighter pilot who fights spies and assassins with his high-tech G-6155 Interceptor car. Whether or not Woo is the director The Rock wasn’t sure, but he is sure that Woo was definitely in the running, which makes it interesting due to the fact that The Rock was quoted in saying "It's like what Mission: Impossible was for Tom Cruise," and Woo directed MI:2. We’ll just have to wait and see.

[01.04.2004] SF Wire sprach mit Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson...
[...] Dwayne Johnson, aka the Rock, told SCI FI Wire that his upcoming project, Spy Hunter, will be a serious take on the 1983 Bally Midway game. "It's like what Mission: Impossible was for Tom Cruise," Johnson said in an interview while promoting his latest film, the April 2 release Walking Tall. Johnson will star in Spy Hunter as Alec Sects, an ex-fighter pilot who chases bad guys in an elaborately designed vehicle.
Johnson revealed that plans are already in development for the car he will use in Spy Hunter. "I was just up in the room and there was this awesome secretive meeting," he said. "We took out all the concepts [of] what it looks like. It's this awesome car GM is making. [It] breaks off into a boat, into a three-wheeler and into a motorcycle. It's really incredible."
Spy Hunter is being written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (2 Fast, 2 Furious), but Johnson said that a director has yet to be chosen. "Probably within 10 days," he said. Johnson also reported that the music, which was borrowed from Henry Mancini's theme for the television series Peter Gunn, would return as well, though in a modified version. "It won't be done over and over," Johnson said, referring to the repetitive loop that played in the game. "It has to be part of the movie, sure, but a contemporary version of that." [...]


[03.03.2004] CS! sprach mit dem Produzenten Adrian Askarieh...
[...] "The script is great," says Askarieh. "Shannon and Swift are the real deal and will be huge writers. There is an interesting twist in the begining that the fans of the game will be very pleased with!" He adds that the tone of the film "is high adventure, but with a grounded approach, where the stakes are real and scary."
The Rock will play Alec Sects, a former F-15 pilot employed by International Espionage Services as a member of the Spy-Hunter team. "The Rock is chomping at the bits to get behind the wheel of the Interceptor," says Askarieh about Sects' preferred mode of transportation. "We are all counting the days until he does." So what can you expect from the Interceptor? "Universal, who has been just fantastic, has hired top vehicle designers to create the movie Interceptor and it's other incarnations (hint, hint). Once our director is onboard, we will be moving at 1,000,000 miles per second!"
There's also great tie-in merchandise to lookout for. "Spy-Hunter was a big hit at the recent Toy Fair," says the producer who mentioned that a new Spy-Hunter toy line will be coming in 2005. A third game is on the way too. "Spy-Hunter 3 (to have a non-numerical title) is currently being developed by Midway and will be scheduled to hit stores 2 days before the movie. The game is the total evolution of the franchise, the fans will be blown away!"


[14.02.2004] Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf die Shirts der "Spy Hunter"-Crew werfen...

[07.01.2004] CS! meldet...
Universal Pictures has hired Mark Swift and Damian Shannon, the writing team behind New Line's Freddy vs. Jason, to adapt the video game adaptation Spy-Hunter. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is attached to star as Alec Sects, a former F-15 pilot employed by International Espionage Services as a member of the Spy-Hunter team.
Variety reports that the studio has high hopes for the film, which is scheduled to start filming in June in order to be ready as a 2005 summer tentpole. Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh are producing, with Neal Moritz and Marty Adelstein expected to come on board as well.
Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (2 Fast 2 Furious) penned the original concept for bringing Midway Games' popular arcade game of the 1980s to the big screen.
Swift and Shannon are also writing Area 52, a sci-fi actioner which follows an alien monster that wreaks havoc after escaping from a secret government base in Antarctica.


[15.11.2003] Bei AICN gibt es sehenswerte Produktionszeichnungen der futuristischen Vehikel !!!

[26.09.2003] CS! meldet...
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will make Spy-Hunter, an adaptation of the classic 1980s videogame, his next film. Universal, which this weekend releases Rock's latest, The Rundown, is considering the movie for a summer 2005 tentpole slot.
Based on the Midway game, the story is about an ex-fighter pilot who fights spies and assassins with his high-tech G-6155 Interceptor car.
Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who wrote 2 Fast 2 Furious, are scripting and no director has been set yet. Production is scheduled for spring 2004.


[14.08.2003] Bei DH gibt es ein cooles Produktions-Gemälde...

[30.07.2003] CS! sprach mit dem Produzenten Adrian Askarieh über den Stand der Dinge...
[...] "We are expecting a draft of the screenplay, by writers Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, to be turned in very shortly and hope to be filming in very early 2004. The story will take place around the world and is being made to appeal to both the fans of the game and general audiences. The Interceptor will play a major part in the film. Audiences can expect to see one of the most vicious film villains in a very long time. We are really having fun with matching The Rock against a bad guy that is a real threat to him and we feel that we are coming up with someone that not only holds his own with The Rock, but a character that could become an unforgettable bad guy." [...]

[03.05.2003] Bei AICN äussert sich ein "Spy Hunter"-Fan zur bevorstehenden Verfilmung... Interessant ist seine Idee, wie der Film aussehen sollte... ;-)
[...] You know, the cool thing to do here would to make this a horror/suspense movie, a cross between Duel, Groundhog Day and the Mad Max II, where Rock would fight and fight on this endless road, never stopping, never getting a bite to eat, being worn down from the endless hours fighting faceless foes, looking less like a gleaming-smiled poster boy and more like Max at the very end of MMI, bedraggled and punch drunk behind the wheel. No matter how hard he fought, eventually one of those blue vehicles would cut him off, send him spinning out of control... and the next thing he would know there he would be again, being dumped out of the back of the first truck and with no choice but to fight on. Perhaps in the "death" sequences between his unexplained return to the driver's seat we would get some hazy, tripped out glimpses of the fates that put him in this endless chase. [...]

[02.05.2003] Bei AICN gibt es einige coole Artworks des G-8155 INTERCEPTOR zu sehen...

[28.03.2003] CS! meldet...
After collaborating on the upcoming Universal Pictures feature 2 Fast 2 Furious, the studio has hired the film's screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas to write the action-adventure film SpyHunter, with wrestling superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attached to star for producers Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh.
Based on Midway Games' popular arcade game of the 1980s, SpyHunter will see Johnson attached to star as Alec Sects, a former F-15 pilot employed by International Espionage Services as a member of the Spy-Hunter team.


[27.12.2002] Bei AICN gibt es erste Design-Studien der Film-Vehikel zu sehen...

[23.07.2002] Coming Attractions meldet...
[...] "We're going to draw from the spirit of the next generation game, but tailor the movie to The Rock and his unique personality," said producer Chuck Gordon in The Hollywood Reporter. "Spy Hunter is the ultimate realization of a spy film and we'll bring the Interceptor car and all the cool vehicles and spy gadgets from the game to the big screen in a $100 million movie."
"Although we'd like to get the movie out in conjunction with the next game, which is currently slated for Christmas 2003, it's a major movie with a major star and will be able to hold it's own as a franchise," added Adrian Askarieh. "We think this movie will be a great action adventure franchise for The Rock." [...]


[22.07.2002] Hollywood Reporter meldet...
Universal Pictures has optioned a feature film based on the Midway video game franchise "Spy Hunter" with wrestling superstar Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson attached to star as Alec Sects, a former F-15 pilot employed by International Espionage Services as a member of the Spy Hunter team. Daybreak Productions president Chuck Gordon and Prime Universe Productions president Adrian Askarieh, who will serve as producers of the film, are seeking a writer and director to get the spy pic in motion. Universal beat out two other studios for rights to the spy franchise. The video game franchise was introduced in 1983 at arcades and reborn on PlayStation 2 last year, with Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance versions shipping earlier this year. The movie will feature Sects doing battle with arch enemy Daemon Curry, president of Nostra International, an evil organization bent on world domination.



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VIDEOSPIELE - Hardware, Spiele & Zubehör Am 12. September 2006 veröffentlichte Midway das Videospiel "Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run" für PS2 - mit Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson als Hauptcharakter !!!
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