Now you know why the title is that terrible play on words. Barrett will rewrite the script previously adapted by Stephen Gaghan (Syria and Traffic) and Jamie Moss (Street Kings). Wingard is set to direct what is arguably his biggest project to date. The producers, Kevin McCormick and... wait for it... McG, are also going to have to find one hell of a music supervisor to line up some top shelf musical talent.
Based on the series of novels by Jon Stock, Dead Spy Running follows Danny Marchant, a young DJ on the rise in the international world of electronic dance music. Danny is forced to go on the run with a beautiful secret agent assigned to watch him after he is framed for his MI6 agent father's murder. As Danny tries to clear his name and avenge his father's death, he gets deeper into the world of espionage while never forgetting his background and skills as a DJ. Danny must ultimately rise up and defeat a terrorist intent on destroying western civilization in an adventure that takes him through the world to London, Paris, Corsica, New York, and Mumbai.