Published Feb 19, 2021Edgar Wright has just announced his next project. Following the director's new Sparks documentary, he's now doing a film adaptation of Stephen King's The Running Man. Yes, that's the same Running Man from 1987 that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Today it was announced that Wright will be taking on the King novel — originally published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman — for a new remake. However, it promises to be more faith to King's original 1982 novel than the flick starring Arnie.
Wright's Running Man will come for Paramount Pictures, and he will co-write the film alongside Michael Bacall, who will do the script, Deadline reports.
To refresh your memory, the plots centres on a dystopian United States and a twisted game show called The Running Man, where convicted criminal "runners" must escape death at the hands of professional killers. And while Schwarzenegger played the lead role in the original, it's so far unclear who Wright has in mind for the role in the reboot.