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Twisted Metal To Become A Movie

Let's twist again.

The writer and co-director of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is to adapt and direct a live action version of Sony’s Twisted Metal franchise.

Ghost Rider’s Avi and Ari Arad are on producing duties and the plot will revolve around an underground event (I presume they mean shady and illegal rather than subterranean) in which weaponized cars try and smash each other into scrap.

The races will be run by Calypso, ‘a string-puller dedicating to examining the human condition’ with Sweet Tooth and Doll Face also scheduled to appear.

Source: Deadline

 

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20 Comments
  1. Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Cool, seems the sort of game that would suit a movie format.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:19.
  2. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    What!? I can’t see it being a good film, average at best due to the nature of Twisted Metal. I can see it going, dialogue, action, action action, unnesseccary romance etc..

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:19.
    • jikomanzoku
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      i see it going, sit down, credits roll, first line of dialogue, stand up, leave cinema – bit llike johnny mnemonic then.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:30.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I though johnny mnemonic was brilliant. Just sayin.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:33.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        *thought

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:33.
      • jikomanzoku
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        horses for courses :)

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 13:03.
      • Crocadillian
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Johnny Mnemonic was the first, and I think the only movie I laughed at, not with after seeing it a year ago, and I think most of it was due to it being made in the 90’s and styles and trends that prevailed. Twisted Metal is unlikely to have such luck of being appreciated even in a bad way…

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 13:14.
      • jikomanzoku
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        lol

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 14:32.
  3. Omac_brother
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    So, Death Race then?

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:21.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Yeah, i think that’s pretty much the only format it could take really.

      Either way, there has to be a point to it all rather than just fame & glory i suppose? Characters would be kind of hard to relate to if there is no real point to it all.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:35.
      • Omac_brother
        Member
        Since: Nov 2011

        I imagine all the characters will have their own back story and motivation as to why they are competing in life or death vehical combat games, which is better than the “Race or stay in prison” of the Death Race remake. I.E. I imagine Sweet Tooth would be generally tapped in the head and does it for the fun of it. Where as other characters might be doing it to avenge a family member or something similar.
        They could make this into a great summer blockbuster given enough cash and a decent director.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 13:15.
    • Moshbag
      Member
      Since: Nov 2011

      First time I watched the Death Race remake I immediately thought of a Twisted Metal movie.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:37.
      • Omac_brother
        Member
        Since: Nov 2011

        The original Death Race 2000 is more what I was aiming for because that film is just insane. But both have that vehicle combat theme which would work great for Twisted Metal.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 13:16.
  4. scavenga
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Actually, I might be more interested in Twisted Metal as a cheesy movie than the game.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:21.
  5. jikomanzoku
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    face palm

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:29.
  6. Deathbrin
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Somehow this reminds me of Tripping the Rift.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 12:37.
  7. jikomanzoku
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    This film will say about as much on the human condition as the label on a tin of spam

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 13:06.
  8. Shakugan
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Soooo…Sweet Tooth is a protagonist and a charming/romancing guy or is this movie about action? I thought TM never had a good story… so why bother make a movie…

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 14:23.
  9. MayContainEvil
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    I think this could translate to cinema fairly well, the premise is simple enough they just need a kick-ass director. Tarantino would do nicely.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 15:24.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Not to poo poo your idea, but this is defintely not Tarantino’s cup of tea.

      Think more Michael Bay or McG.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 16:18.

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