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Vulture is reporting that Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) is the next director on deck to make something out of the 80s arcade game “Spy Hunter” for Warners. John Woo and Paul W.S. Anderson were both previously interested during the project’s development in the 2000s, and now it falls to Fleischer. The thing is, the video game involved driving a car and shooting at people. It was pretty simple. However, Dwayne Johnson voiced the hit and run hero for an updated version of the game in 2006 – “Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run” – which was supposed to be a tie-in for the film, but when the movie stalled out, it just kept going. That involved a bit of a story, but this project seems destined to be high concept. Man with fast car tracks down rogue spies and kills them while in danger of being killed himself. Pretty simple, but Fleischer is a shrewd director and a far »
- Cole Abaius
When I was a kid, I used to love the arcade game Spy Hunter. I don't think I ever really played it for more than 10 minutes at a time, but it had a cool car and the word "spy" in the title, which was enough for me. Apparently that is enough for Warner Brothers as well because they've been trying to make a movie based on this property for going on ten years now. After several false starts with John Woo and Paul W.S. Anderson attached, the project is now suddenly veering back on track with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer at the helm. Will it actually happen this time? More importantly, does anyone really care? The news comes courtesy of Vulture, who report that Warner Brothers is reviving the project again because a new version of the game is due out for the Playstation Vita and Nintendo 3Ds this fall. »
Director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is set to adapt the long-in-development video game adaptation Spy Hunter. Back in 2004, John Woo was attached to direct with Dwayne Johnson attached to star (Johnson eventually starred in the 2006 video game, Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run, which was originally intended to be a tie-in). Then Paul W.S. Anderson got in the driver's seat before deciding he wanted to make Death Race instead. The video game Spy Hunter didn't have a story because back in those days a player didn't need an excuse to have his 8-bit spy car fire bullets at other 8-bit cars. According to Vulture, Fleischer will probably discard the 2010 script by Chad St. John (Motor City), and hire new screenwriters, so I'm curious what Fleischer's take will be. It's best to look at the project as a way to see what Fleischer will do with a shootout/chase movie rather than a video game adaptation. »
- Matt Goldberg
In every action hero’s career, there will come a time when they dip their toes in more dramatic waters in favour of ripping people’s throats out.
Van Damme did it with Nowhere to Run back in 1993, Stallone started as a dramatic actor before Rambo and then went back to the drama with Over the Top in 87 and Copland in 1997. Bruce Willis once he established himself in the genre with Die Hard couldn’t wait to get back to dramatic acting. So now we come to Jason Statham who after ten years of kicking arse has decided to unleash his inner turmoil, but Safe isn’t actually a drama, it’s an action movie through and through and although it’s a massively flawed movie it does give us Jason Statham’s best performance so far and with an American accent too!
At the beginning of the film we meet two lost souls, »
- Chris Holt
Precocious Glenn Bishop really nails the theme of this week's episode of Mad Men when he asks Don, "Why does everything turn out crappy?" It's a question both Lane and Don come face-to-face with, as Lane's financial issues are coming to a breaking point, and Don becomes increasingly disillusioned with his work life at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Sally's also experiencing some growing pains, as she takes one big step closer to adulthood even though she's clearly still a little girl in many ways. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's still reeling from this episode, so let's break down the night's biggest moments when you read more. Nowhere to run: Cooper finds Lane's check forged with Don's signature, and he confronts Don about doing shady things with the Christmas bonuses. Don covers for Lane, but is anything but forgiving when Lane comes into his office to discuss the matter. »
- Becky Kirsch
The soundtrack from the 1993 Jean Claude Van Damme movie Nowhere to Run is to be made available for the first time – exclusively at Perseverance Records. With 38 tracks composed by Mark Isham and a running time of roughly 66 minutes, the CD is available at a price of $16.95 and limited to just 3,000 units.
Unlike Mark Isham’s previous works, the music in Nowhere to Run is at once sensitive and riveting through the use of a large orchestra. A year before (1992), Isham composed such film scores as A River Runs Through It, for which he received an Oscar nomination (director Robert Redford), and Of Mice and Men (director Gary Sinise). Recent films with soundtracks written by Isham are Warrior, Dolphin Tale and The Mechanic.
6 items from 2012
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