It's been on, off, on, then off again, and now, for the third time, somebody is trying to make a movie based on classic 1983 arcade game Spy Hunter.

When movie studio Warner Bros. purchased embattled publisher Midway last year, it got for its money the rights to a Spy Hunter movie. Believing there's money to be made around the idea of a spy driving a car full of machine guns, it's kicked it straight back into production.

Up-and-coming writer Chad St. John is on script duty, while Dan Lin and Roy Lee (The Departed) will be producing. Rounding out the list of names involved so far is executive producer Doug Davison (The Departed, again) and co-producer Stephen Gilchrist (Sherlock Holmes).

Third time's a charm, eh?

'Spy Hunter' video game headed to big screen [Hollywood Reporter]