Zombieland Ruben Fleischer has had a few problems with his upcoming Gangster Squad, after the release was delayed and the ending needed to be reshot following the terrible shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. However he’s now looking to the future as Vulture reports he has come onboard to direct the long-in-development videogame adaptation, Spy Hunter.
Back in March 2010, Warner Bros. was lining up this adaptation from a screenplay by Chad St. John (Motor City). The studio is seeking new writers to tackle a second draft, which Fleischer can oversee.
The Bally Midway video game was an arcade staple when it debuted in 1983. The story follows a government agent tasked with eliminating rogue spies, with the help of his souped-up car. The project was first set up at Universal nearly a decade ago, with Dwayne Johnson set to star and John Woo directing. Paul W.S. Anderson was attached to direct a few years later, before opting out to make the 2007 action-thriller Death Race. Whether it will actually get into production this time is yet to be seen.