Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
See An X-Men: Days Of Future Past Sting On Amazing Spider-Man 2
Wait, what?
Big New X-Men Days Of Future Past Trailer Lands
'This is gonna be fun...'
New Trailer For Third Person
Run! Liam Neeson is back in Paris
Anna Paquin Will Appear In X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Rogue returns
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Want To Be Border Guards
And Adam McKay will direct
Star Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
Gordon's alive!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 December 2011
New Ghost Rider Trailer Drives Up
The spirit of vengeance is near
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Gamer (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Crank 2: High Voltage (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Pathology (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Crank (2006)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

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

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

submit to reddit

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…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Shawn Levy Talks New Frankenstein
Monster(s) will be mo-cap
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

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

RE: No/Ta
'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

No/Ta
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

No/Ta
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

RE:
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

Posted by femalebodyinspector at 09:10 on 15 February 2012 | Report This Post

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

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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

The Remake Report: Hollywood's Do-Overs Coming Our Way
The redoes, remakes, reboots, reworkings and reimaginings headed our way…

The Nebraska Playlist
Alexander Payne programmes a movie marathon for us

More Found Footage: Another 25 Trailers That Tease Missing Scenes
Further sequences that disappeared between promo and final cut

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)