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'You're Next' Director Adam Wingard To Helm Actioner 'Dead Spy Running' For Warners

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 14, 2012 4:36 PM
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Movie development is always interesting to watch, both to see how a movie changes shape and who could or could not have taken it on at any time. "Dead Spy Running" has been kicking around Warner Bros. for a while now, with the studio picking up the project in 2008 with McG first considering the gig, after which, in 2009, "Traffic" scriber Stephan Gaghan was brought on to write and possibly direct. And while the latter didn't happen, "50/50" helmer Jonathan Levine was in talks this spring for the job, and though those conversations didn't pan out, WB has a new man ready to take it on.

'50/50' Helmer Jonathan Levine In Talks To Direct McG-Produced, Stephen Gaghan-Penned Spy Flick 'Dead Spy Running'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 13, 2012 9:01 AM
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Given that the Bourne, Bond and 'Mission: Impossible' franchises are about as reliable a way of landing a hit as you could ask for, finding a new spy series to turn into a blockbuster is sort of the Holy Grail these days. But clearly, it's trickier to make it work than studio executives would hope for: from "The Saint" and "xXx" to "Shooter," through "Salt" and "Abduction," DVD bargain bins are littered with espionage actioners that never quite got enough traction to sustain a long-running series.

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