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24 October 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

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McG is already preparing for life post-Terminator Salvation by signing on to direct the spy movie, Dead Spy Running.

The director and part-time Steve McClaren look-a-like looks like he’ll undergo something of a critical re-evaluation next summer if the fourth Terminator film turns out to be as good, and as successful, as early footage has promised.

And so he’s clearly keen to get another film under his belt and capitalise on any newly-generated heat, before possibly returning for another crack at the new Terminator trilogy.

Not much is known about Dead Spy Running at the moment, mainly because it’s based on a book, by Brit writer Jon Stock, that won’t be published until next July. All we do know is that it’s about the origins of a newly-trained spy.

But galleys are wonderful things, and presumably McG has had a quick read, liked what he saw, and has set up the project at Warner Bros., for himself and Jeanne Allgood to produce via their company, Wonderland Sound And Vision.

Given the title, and that brief synopsis, we can’t help but think that this seems to be just another Bourne clone. But we’re sure that there’s a lot more to Dead Spy Running than meets the eye. When we find out more, we’ll let you know.

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He has the staring eyes of a madman. One of the bitterest, most crushing points of my life was T3 (after childhood abuse and alienation) so if he ruins T4 i will be jolly unamused... let's get that sorted first before we talk McG-abilitation... More

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He has the staring eyes of a madman. One of the bitterest, most crushing points of my life was T3 (after childhood abuse and alienation) so if he ruins T4 i will be jolly unamused... let's get that sorted first before we talk McG-abilitation... More

Posted by vedder33 at 21:37 on 27 October 2008 | Report This Post

what the fuk is the guy's actual name? More

Posted by The Gaffer at 15:33 on 24 October 2008 | Report This Post

A look to the left will reveal the following: We Are Marshall = two stars, Charlie's Angels = two stars, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle = one star. It takes more than a few minutes of decent action footage to convince me that McGee is a changed man indeed. More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 13:09 on 24 October 2008 | Report This Post

Let's just wait and see how Terminator: Salvation turns out first before making judgements on this. More

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