Rawson Marshall Thurber Directing Spy Vs Spy


by James White |
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Long-running comic strip Spy Vs Spy has been in the works as a potential movie for years now. In that time, it has mostly been bubbling on the development stove as filmmakers came and went. The latest director in talks for the film is Skyscraper's Rawson Marshall Thurber.

Warner Bros. and Imagine Entertainment are producing this one, which would adapt the dialogue-free, violence-laden encounters between two rival, pointy-faced spies (one dressed in white, the other in black), which was first pitched to Mad Magazine by Antonio Prohias in the 1960s. While Prohias died in 1998, the strip has been kept running by Peter Kuper.

Ron Howard was going to direct at one point (hence Imagine's continuing involvement), and James Gunn was approached for the project in 1999. Whether Thurber can actually get it made is still unknown, but first he'll have to finish work on the Dwayne Johnson/Ryan Reynolds/Gal Gadot action comedy Red Notice for Netflix, which had been shooting in Europe but was shut down by the pandemic.

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