They say timing is everything, and with the newest version of the Twisted Metal video game hitting the market today, what better time to announce a film adaptation of it? Read on for the details.
Deadline got the scoop that Sony Pictures has made a preemptive 7-figure deal for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor to write and direct a live action adaptation of the iconic Twisted Metal. Ghost Rider’s Avi and Ari Arad are producing the adaptation. This will be the first project that Taylor is doing solo without his Crank/Ghost Rider partner Mark Neveldine.
Like the game, the film will revolve around an underground event that pits a number of combatants in a fight to the death. They are outfitted in armored weaponized cars that are pimped out with heavy weaponry that includes missiles and machine guns. Some drop mines or launch electrical charges. The proprietor of the race is Calypso, a string-puller dedicating to examining the human condition, such as what makes a peaceful man violent, what terrifies a violent man and who will make a Faustian bargain in which they risk their lives. The sole survivor will get any wish granted.
Deadline was told that the film will include such signature contestant characters as Sweet Tooth, a homicidal clown who drives an ice cream truck, and Doll Face, a young woman who is trapped behind a porcelain mask and who drives an 18-wheeler.
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