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Crank co-director Brian Taylor will write and direct a Twisted Metal movie

Feb. 15, 2012by:
Fans of vehicular carnage, rejoice! One-half of the minds that brought us the best unofficial "Grand Theft Auto" adaptation ever in CRANK (and subsequently the much less likeable CRANK 2) will be dipping back in the video game well, this time for an adaptation of the long-running Sony vehicle combat game TWISTED METAL.

According to Deadline, Brian Taylor has cut a preemptive 7-figure deal to write and direct a live-action adaptation of the popular video game series, marking his first solo directorial feature. This news conveniently coincides with the newly released PlayStation 3 version of the game.

As for the film, the story will follow "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." The game's signature character 'Sweet Tooth', a bloodthirsty clown who rolls around committing atrocities in an ice cream truck, is said to be appearing in the film.

Don't think this means that Taylor and Neveldine are splitting up. The two were just talking about bringing CRANK into the third dimension, as well as possibly making another GHOST RIDER (though if the early word I've been hearing is correct, no one's going to be making another GHOST RIDER movie for a long time...).
Source: Deadline

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11:51AM on 02/15/2012

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2:49PM on 02/16/2012
fucking YES!
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4:38AM on 02/15/2012

I'll Be 1st To Say

Death Race anyone? All negativity aside, Im down for it, my ticket was bought when I saw Brian Taylor & Twisted Metal in the same sentence. This better be the sickest (in a violent way) race movie ever
Death Race anyone? All negativity aside, Im down for it, my ticket was bought when I saw Brian Taylor & Twisted Metal in the same sentence. This better be the sickest (in a violent way) race movie ever
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2:27PM on 02/15/2012
If ever there was a perfect marriage between source material and filmmaker, this might be it.
If ever there was a perfect marriage between source material and filmmaker, this might be it.
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12:23PM on 02/15/2012
I spent many an hour blasting away at my buddies in Twisted Metal 1 and 2. I didn't really follow the series much after that though (although I will keep an eye on the PS3 version). This looks like another video game that will suffer when adapted to the big screen. It will be tough to have a movie that uses the concepts/characters from the games and still plays it straight. If they do it all with a wink and a nod to the viewers...maybe. However, there are many other games I'd rather see adapted
I spent many an hour blasting away at my buddies in Twisted Metal 1 and 2. I didn't really follow the series much after that though (although I will keep an eye on the PS3 version). This looks like another video game that will suffer when adapted to the big screen. It will be tough to have a movie that uses the concepts/characters from the games and still plays it straight. If they do it all with a wink and a nod to the viewers...maybe. However, there are many other games I'd rather see adapted before this one.
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1:22PM on 02/15/2012
Yes, about time there's a TM movie, it better not be a fuckin' "Tekken" though...
Yes, about time there's a TM movie, it better not be a fuckin' "Tekken" though...
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9:20AM on 02/15/2012
This could be awesome but I do want to see Ghost Rider before I give it my all in. Hopefully they will have a bunch of characters like the original games and not just three like the brand new game.
This could be awesome but I do want to see Ghost Rider before I give it my all in. Hopefully they will have a bunch of characters like the original games and not just three like the brand new game.
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8:39AM on 02/15/2012
Used to love playing Sweet Tooth.
Used to love playing Sweet Tooth.
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1:23PM on 02/15/2012
i know. the clown in Zombieland reminded me of him - just replace his hair with fire and that was a perfect Sweet Tooth
i know. the clown in Zombieland reminded me of him - just replace his hair with fire and that was a perfect Sweet Tooth
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11:48PM on 02/16/2012

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3:25AM on 02/19/2012
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2:50PM on 02/16/2012

WOW!

what a surprise, this was always a dream movie for me REALLY hoping it doesn't hit and bumps and goes into production!

It's actually a good choice for a director I think. I picture a hard R movie in the vein of something like Death Race meets Gamer... bring it on!
what a surprise, this was always a dream movie for me REALLY hoping it doesn't hit and bumps and goes into production!

It's actually a good choice for a director I think. I picture a hard R movie in the vein of something like Death Race meets Gamer... bring it on!
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6:22AM on 02/15/2012
YES!! I've been waiting for Twisted Metal movie since I was in 8th grade. This better be a good video game adaptation.
YES!! I've been waiting for Twisted Metal movie since I was in 8th grade. This better be a good video game adaptation.
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3:24AM on 02/19/2012
Brian Taylor and Twisted Metal go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Brian Taylor and Twisted Metal go together like peanut butter and jelly.
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3:35PM on 02/15/2012

Not a fan of his work

Saw Crank. didn't like it. Didn't bother to see Crank 2, Gamer (Running Man with videogames!), and I'm not looking forward to Ghost Rider 2. But I have to say his style with Twisted Metal does seem like a perfect fit.
Saw Crank. didn't like it. Didn't bother to see Crank 2, Gamer (Running Man with videogames!), and I'm not looking forward to Ghost Rider 2. But I have to say his style with Twisted Metal does seem like a perfect fit.
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