Stephen King’s The Running Man was of course adapted to the big screen when Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in the 1987 movie. Now they’re brushing the property off and making another movie, a reboot.
Hot Fuzz and Baby Driver filmmaker Edgar Wright has made a deal with Paramount Pictures to develop to direct the new project.
This becomes a top priority pic for Paramount, according to Deadline.com, and a novel, which King published as a paperback back in 1982, a dystopian thriller. Alex Jackson is shepherding it at Paramount.
No word yet on whether or not they’ll actually forcibly title and theme it The Running Woman. As we know these days, this is actually a serious question on whether or not they’ll actually go that route. We’ll be lucky if the thing is neutral, although they are saying it’s more faithful to the source material.