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Ghost Rider Co-Writer/Director Taking On Twisted Metal

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Posted February 15, 2012 - By Adam Rosenberg


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The correct response to news of yet another Hollywood attempt at a video game-to-film adaptation is typically *groan* followed by *vomit*. Not today though. Not when you're talking about Brian Taylor, one half of the writer/director team behind this week's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, not to mention the two Crank movies.

Taylor has reportedly been approached by Sony Pictures with a seven-figure deal to write and direct a live-action adaptation of the Twisted Metal series, Deadline reports. There's no word on whether or not his longtime creative partner Mark Neveldine will be involved, but this one sounds like a solo project.

Sony's plan is for a live-action take on the series, with the movie focusing on "an underground event that pits a number of combatants [against one another] in a fight to the death," just like the game. You'll see weaponized vehicles trying to blow up other weaponized vehicles. 

Calypso is named as the overseer of the of the event, "a string-puller [dedicated] to exminaing the human condition." As you might expect, Sweet Tooth is a definite pick for the movie's cast of characters. You can also expect to see Dollface installed in the cab of her 18-wheeler. 

I'm going to maintain a cautious level of optimism for this one. The choice for a writer/director couldn't be better, in my opinion. Yes, the Neveldine/Taylor duo was behind the exceedingly so-so Gamer, but both of those guys have the sort of artistic sensibility that would be a perfect fit for a game adaptation. If Taylor really take the time to get to know the franchise, Twisted Metal fans could be in for something truly special.

Source: Deadline

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