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Brian Taylor Finds Twisted Metal
He'll direct the video game adaptation

15 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Brian Taylor Finds Twisted Metal

We knew it could happen one day, but we didn’t know exactly when. But the psychotic, symbiotic organism that is Neveldine Taylor (aka Crank duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor) has torn itself apart and released Taylor dripping vital fluids to strike out on his own for a film. He’s just locked in a deal with Sony to write and direct a movie based on video game Twisted Metal.

The game, which not so coincidentally also happens to be a Sony property, is one of the best-selling titles. It features a Death Race-style underground tournament where warriors in pimped out cars compete and fight to the death. It’s all run by a guy named Calypso, who has a driving (pun intended) obsession with the human condition and wants to explore such ideas as what makes peaceful men turn violent and who is willing to do what to walk away with their bodies intact.

Among the drivers are Sweet Tooth, a homicidal clown piloting an ice cream truck and Doll Face, a masked young woman who steers a huge truck. So pretty much firmly in Taylor’s wheelhouse, then. Especially given that twisted metal is usually what remains when he and his regular cohort finish shooting.

Talking of, before Crank heads start panicking, we doubt this means the end for the prime chaos of Neveldine & Taylor working together. The pair is ready to unleash Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance both here and across the pond on Friday and they've been talking up the idea of a sequel if it’s a success. Plus, there are plenty of other joint ideas bubbling about in their crazed craniums…


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Just as long as they stay the hell away from the Metal Gear Solid games I can stay disinterested... More

Posted by DLSandall at 13:44 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
L: SUPER_movie_FREAK Absolutely fucking hilarious. A film based on the Twisted Metal franchise. Next Hollywood will be tainting the image of other classic video game franchises like Resident Evil, BloodRayne, Alone In The Dark, Tomb Raider, Max Payne, Hitman, Doom, Far Cry, Tekken etc, etc. OH SHIT, wait a minute... Difference being the talent behind the cameras on those. And Doom wasn't that bad to be honest. Wasn't great sure, could have been far better but it was a decent More

Posted by Kayotik at 14:11 on 15 February 2012 | Report This Post

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
Absolutely fucking hilarious. A film based on the Twisted Metal franchise. Next Hollywood will be tainting the image of other classic video game franchises like Resident Evil, BloodRayne, Alone In The Dark, Tomb Raider, Max Payne, Hitman, Doom, Far Cry, Tekken etc, etc. OH SHIT, wait a minute... More

Posted by SUPER_movie_FREAK at 12:52 on 15 February 2012 | Report This Post

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'Gamer' was a pretty enjoyable video-game style movie, with interesting points on society and characters. I can see this being similar to that film. More

Posted by Kayotik at 10:51 on 15 February 2012 | Report This Post

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While he and Mark Neveldine are great adrenaline, experimental directors, they can't seem to write much character development. While Twisted Metal would no doubtbe visually appealing, it'll most likely be added to the pantheon of bad video game films. More

Posted by cliff126 at 10:13 on 15 February 2012 | Report This Post

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While he and Mark Neveldine are great adrenaline, experimental directors, they can't seem to write much character development. While Twisted Metal would no doubtbe visually appealing, it'll most likely be added to the pantheon of bad video game films. More

Posted by cliff126 at 10:13 on 15 February 2012 | Report This Post

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Used to love playing the game on my old Playstation with my friends. Looking forward to seeing the movie adapt and very, very glad it's not being made by Michael Bay or Uwe Boll. More

Posted by Kayotik at 09:50 on 15 February 2012 | Report This Post

Screw this, i want Crank 3. More

Posted by D.J at 09:48 on 15 February 2012 | Report This Post

sounds s**te......next please. More

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sounds sh*te......next please. More

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