An adaptation of the first of a trilogy of novels by John Stock, "Dead Spy Running" starts off when unjustly disgraced M16 agent Daniel Marchant, Daniel Marchant, who is running the London Marathon, sees another runner with a disguised belt of explosives around his waist. As they near the American embassy, Marchant must foil the man's plot, but in doing so, he brings on the suspicions of the CIA. In return for his efforts, the CIA accuses him of helping the terrorists, and now Marchant must travel far to not only prove his own innocence, but that of his father, another M16 agent who has been accused.
Simon Barret, who has in the past worked with Wingard on projects such as "V/H/S" and "You're Next", will rework the script by Stephen Gaghan and Jamie Moss.
"Dead Spy Running" should be released sometime in 2014.