Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor is set to write and direct a live action adaptation of the iconic video game Twisted Metal. Sony Pictures has offered Taylor a 7-figure deal to head up the film.
Like the game, the film will revolve around 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. Each character is set to have their own specialty weapons and style similar to the game. The sole survivor will get any wish granted.
It is rumored that the film will include such signature contestant characters as Sweet Tooth, a homicidal clown who drives an ice cream truck, and Doll Face, a young woman who is trapped behind a porcelain mask and who drives an 18-wheeler.
This is the first project that Taylor will helm solo. He has always teamed with Mark Neveldine on such films as the Crank series. There have been two so far, and they are talking about making a third, in 3D, as well as a possible future Ghost Rider. The team will continue to write and direct films together.
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I’ve always had a major love for zombies. Like most fans of the zombie genre, I’ve been eagerly awaiting any news of the upcoming feature film adaptation of Max Brook’s NY Times Best Seller, World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War. Unfortunately, little information has been released and I believe they’re still hashing out the script.
To temporarily satisfy the hunger for all-things undead, director/writer David Morley’s debut film Mutants was recently released in France and will surely make it’s way here soon in a theater or, more likely, on DVD. Mutants follows Sonia, an EMT worker secluded in an abandoned French hospital desperately trying to save her infected boyfriend from mutation. Meanwhile outside the hospital, the entire country has become overrun by the walking dead. Helene de Fougerolles and Francis Renaud star as the ill-fated couple.
Evidently, this pic is very gruesome from beginning to end and delivers the edge of your seat tension that makes watching a zombie flick so damn fun. If I’m in France and a zombie outbreak occurs, I’m heading somewhere safe where there are no other humans around to infect and or eat me. That’s right, I’m going to EuroDisney.
Watch the trailer (unfortunatly, in French with no subtitles) after the jump.
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