While big studio movies in the young adult fantasy genre (Hunger Games and Twilight franchises) have seen global success with female stars, the spy genre has traditionally featured male leads. Heralding a new crop of female-driven spy films was this summer's Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron as an MI6 agent. "It shouldn't be a genre that is strictly male-based," says Nick Meyer, CEO of Sierra/Affinity, which financed and produced the feature. “The things that were attractive to us were that it was something fresh, with a producer-star that was committed to the idea."