"It's like what Mission: Impossible was for Tom Cruise," Johnson said in an interview while promoting his latest film, the April 2 release Walking Tall. Johnson will star in Spy Hunter as Alec Sects, an ex-fighter pilot who chases bad guys in an elaborately designed vehicle.
Johnson revealed that plans are already in development for the car he will use in Spy Hunter. "I was just up in the room and there was this awesome secretive meeting," he said. "We took out all the concepts [of] what it looks like. It's this awesome car GM is making. [It] breaks off into a boat, into a three-wheeler and into a motorcycle. It's really incredible."
Spy Hunter is being written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (2 Fast, 2 Furious), but Johnson said that a director has yet to be chosen. "Probably within 10 days," he said. Johnson also reported that the music, which was borrowed from Henry Mancini's theme for the television series Peter Gunn, would return as well, though in a modified version.
"It won't be done over and over," Johnson said, referring to the repetitive loop that played in the game. "It has to be part of the movie, sure, but a contemporary version of that."
Spy Hunter is set for a summer 2005 release by Universal Pictures.