Paramount Studios announced rising star Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick) will be taking the lead in a new adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Running Man. Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) has signed on to direct the project.

The novel is set in 2025 in an America under a totalitarian regime that uses violent game shows to placate the disenfranchised masses. One desperate man, needing money for his sick daughter, joins the most popular show, The Running Man, in which teams of killers hunt down contestants. The longer one survives, the more money that person makes. But as the game show’s producers and killers will find out, this desperate man will break all the rules and expose the show’s dark secrets.

The first adaptation was done back in 1987 and starred action legend Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Stay tuned.





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