The lights are on
Looks like Twisted Metal is coming to the big screen.
According to a report from Deadline.com, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor has been asked to write and direct a live action film based off the classic car combat game. The report says the film will mimic the storyline from the game, with contestants battling it out in a tournament run by Calypso and the winner getting any wish granted.
The film reportedly includes characters Sweet Tooth and Doll Face so far.
A SCEA spokesperson confirmed to Game Informer the company has been in discussions with Sony Pictures Entertainment about a Twisted Metal movie, but would not share additional details at this time.
Series creator David Jaffe told us last week in an interview there are "no plans" regarding the future of the Twisted Metal franchise.
Kind of cool I guess. There will be inevitable comparisons to things like Death Race. As long as it's good and they don't do anything stupid to it like other game to movie adaptations, I'll watch it.
last....f@#k it im down death race was cherry... cant b any worst than ghost rider
I have doubts of it being any good, but at least I didnt see the name Uwe Boll in there.
It's hard to believe these games have enough of a story to warrant a movie, but Battleship is getting its own movie.
With Brian Taylor at the helm, I'm actually interested in this. Which is odd for a video game movie.
Finally. A good video game movie that can scare the crap out of children.
Sure, why not?
....Ahh, thought this was done when i saw Jason Statham in the movie Death Race!!
Yep...calling it now....it will suck....hey movie directors and producers why not make a video game movie adaptation with a game that actually has a good story and plot? Maybe then people would go see it! I know it is a crazy idea but it might just work
I'm pretty shore Jaffe wasn't informed in the first place about the movie since he has made it clear that he has been planning to leave Sony after Twisted Metal was completed for a long time. At the same time, this wouldn't be the first time Jaffe blatantly lied to insure the secrecy of a title.
Twisted Metal doesn't exactly have the deepest or most complex story. I'm sure a film adaption focusing solely on big explosions and action will be just fine.