Twisted Metal movie in the works

Sony Pictures is planning a live action adaptation of Twisted Metal, which released in stores yesterday.

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Another David Jaffe IP is going to make the jump to the silver screen. Sony Pictures is planning a live action adaptation of Twisted Metal, which released in stores yesterday. Spider-Man producer Avi Arad is on board, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance director Brian Taylor will helm the project.

The movie will revolve around an "underground event that pits a number of combatants in a fight to the death." They will be fighting in wacky armed vehicles, of course. Sweet Tooth and Doll Face--two of the franchise's more memorable characters--will make an appearance in the film.

"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 Deadline report (via Kotaku) details. Oddly, the report adds: "the sole survivor will get any wish granted."

A live action movie adaptation of Twisted Metal would likely follow the blueprint set by the video game. In fact, it's one of the few games this generation to feature live action cutscenes:

Another David Jaffe-developed property, God of War, was also set to receive a Hollywood adaptation. Brett Ratnor, director of the Rush Hour films, was supposed to direct. However, the project has seemingly made no progress over the years.

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    February 15, 2012 7:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Twisted Metal movie in the works.

    Sony Pictures is planning a live action adaptation of Twisted Metal, which released in stores yesterday.

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      February 15, 2012 7:48 AM

      sooooooo Death Race ?

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        February 15, 2012 8:04 AM

        with clowns

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        February 15, 2012 8:31 AM

        death race was so much better than it had any right to be.

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          February 15, 2012 8:41 AM

          except for the .50cals firing faster than the minigun, and the mechanic later referring to miniguns as 30mm rather than .30cal (7.62mm). A 30mm rotary cannon is what they built the Warthog around.

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            February 15, 2012 8:42 AM

            I too was outraged

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            February 15, 2012 8:42 AM

            oh yeah. that. i mean, besides that single obvious departure from reality.

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              February 15, 2012 9:10 AM

              Yeah, that one thing. A movie about cars and guns where they get the guns wrong. You still have me to thank for the fact that 20mm Cannon did more damage than .50cal and miniguns in I-76.

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          February 15, 2012 9:31 AM

          I'm still disappointed there was no video game based on the movie remake. It could have been so awesome. Blur was great, but it didn't have much of a theme going for it. Plus opponents didn't stay dead when you blew them up.

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      February 16, 2012 8:26 AM

      Sounds cool, the ingame cut scenes were amazing

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