'Zombieland's Fleischer to Adapt 'Spy Hunter,' Plus the Next Movie for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Director

'Zombieland's Fleischer to Adapt 'Spy Hunter,' Plus the Next Movie for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Director

Sep 26, 2012

Spy Hunter game photoHollywood has been toying with the idea of creating a screen version of the popular old-school video game Spy Hunter for years now. Despite repeated efforts to get the thing up and running, it never quite manages to come together – but Warner Bros. is ready to take another crack at it with a brand new director.

Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer has now come aboard the project. Fleischer takes over the adaptation, which previously had been in the hands of John Woo and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as well as Paul W.S. Anderson. This might be a good fit – or at least the best possible fit for bringing this title to the screen.

Fleischer’s take on the game will be uniquely his own, it seems – the director has scrapped the original script from Chad St. John and has now started looking for screenwriters to bring his own vision to life. Will this long-gestating project finally happen? We'll have to wait and see. [via Vulture]

Barry Sonnenfeld considers crafting his own Lore

Speaking of Dwayne Johnson, Deadline reports the wrestler turned actor could team up with Barry Sonnenfeld for his next big project: Lore.

The film, which will be based on a comic book from IDW, revolves around a secret order who protects society from mythical creatures. Warner Bros. won the rights to bring it to the screen after a fierce bidding war.

Sonnefeld makes perfect sense for this one, given that it echoes his popular Men in Black films in a number of ways. The director is currently in early negotiations with Warner Bros., so we’ll bring you more if things heat up.

Beasts of the Southern Wild director preps next project

Director Benh Zeitlin took the movie world by storm earlier this year when his Beasts of the Southern Wild played Sundance. Now we’ve got news on his next project, which looks like it will be filled with familiar faces.

The Film Stage says Zeitlin will return to Louisiana for his untitled new project, and that he’ll be bringing along cast members from his earlier film. While no official casting has been announced, it seems likely that we’ll see the return of young star Quvenzhané Wallis in the new film.

The plot is reportedly set up as a fable about “a hidden ecosystem where the aging process is out of whack and people can age quickly or very slowly.” While that’s not a lot to go on, we’re still interested in seeing what Zeitlin comes up with next. 

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