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Twisted Metal Movie In Development From Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance Co-Director

While I consider myself to be a competent driver in real life, it's amazing how awful I am at racing video games. Be it Mario Kart or Gran Turismo, I somehow always end up driving my car right off the road and never fail to come in last place. But that's why I loved Twisted Metal as a kid. It was a game that allowed me to operate a vehicle, but instead of trying to beat my friends to the finish line all I had to do was try and blow them up with giant missiles. It was perfect for every male adolescent with a desire to blow shit up (read: every male adolescent) and now that fun is going to be translated into a movie.

Deadline reports that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor has been hired by Sony Pictures to write and direct a film based on the Twisted Metal video game series.The project will be the first that Taylor will be tackling alone, as he typically works with writer/director Mark Neveldine. The movie will be set in the world of underground demolition derby, where cars are outfitted with dangerous weapons that the drivers can use against their opponents. At the head over it all is a puppet master named Calypso who organizes the events to learn about the "human condition." The winner of the derby "will get any wish granted."

The movie will have call backs to the game series and include characters like Sweet Tooth (a clown who drives a deadly ice cream truck) and Doll Face (a woman who wears a porcelain mask and drives an 18-wheeler). The video game launched on the original Playstation back in 1995 and the most recent release, simply called Twisted Metal, was released on February 14th.  

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