Paramount has announced that it will bring Spike TV’s popular testosterone laden battle franchise Deadliest Warrior to the big screen. The original program has been one of Spike TV’s most successful shows, and just completed its second season.
A third season is already in the works. Each week on Deadliest Warrior, two historical (or contemporary) warriors come face to face in a battle to the death, thanks to CGI.
Three commentators with specific fields of knowledge (medical consultant, biomedical scientist, and simulations programmer) provide commentary during each episode. The show is narrated by Drew Skye.
Information about weapons and skills is fed into a computer program to determine which warrior would actually win the battle in question. Actors provide dramatization when a character is being introduced.
There is also a spin off called Deadliest Warrior-The Aftermath, which is a round-table discussion that further analyzes each episode and allows fans to posit questions in forums. It is a web-exclusive for Spike TV.
Director and producer Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) will be teaming up his 21 Laps Entertainment company with Paramount to produce the film. No story line has been announced, but it is possible (not confirmed) that Levy might direct.
You can catch full episodes of Deadliest Warrior on Spike TV’s official website.