Spy Hunter: According to Variety, Zak Penn is in negotiations to write Spy Hunter for Universal Pictures and director John Woo.

The film will star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the adaptation of Midway's long-running vidgame franchise.

The pic follows the story of a former F-15 pilot recruited to become a member of Spy Hunters, an elite government agency that must defeat a cartel seeking world domination.

"Spy" is being developed for a 2005 release.

Penn was a writer on the 20th Century Fox pics Elektra, X2 and Behind Enemy Lines. He also wrote the upcoming Paramount PicturesParamount Pictures release Suspect Zero.