YOU'RE NEXT Dynamic Duo Hit The Dance Floor DEAD SPY RUNNING

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YOU'RE NEXT Dynamic Duo Hit The Dance Floor DEAD SPY RUNNING
Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett are no strangers to us here at ScreenAnarchy. Already darlings of the American horror scene with output like Popskull and A Horrible Way to Die, the world really began to take notice last year when their film You're Next stormed into the Midnight Madness program at TIFF. Since then they worked on V/H/S and are back in town for the world premiere of The ABCs of Death here at TIFF.

But it appears that they will make a slight detour from horror and take an international romp to defeat terrorism and spin some wax in between! Wingard and Barrett have been tasked with the adaptation of Jon Stock's Dead Spy Running.

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.

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.

We wish Adam and Simon all the best. Welcome to the big league, boys!
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