This past weekend, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hit theaters as a commercial success and a critical dud. This past week, Twisted Metal arrived on store shelves to the delight of fans of the age-old franchise and the appeasement of critics to a slight extent. In the coming years, these two worlds will collide in the movie theaters as Sony has signed on Ghost Rider’s co-director, Brian Taylor, to bring Twisted Metal to the silver screen.
Written and directed by Taylor and produced by Avi and Ari Arad (Spiderman), Twisted Metal will arrive in theaters under the same premise that has made it so successful as a video game: big, bulky vehicles captained by psychopaths battling it out in an arena setting. The contests will be sanctioned by Calypso, an equally disconcerting mad man looking to examine the human psyche through this, a test of strenuous mental and physical strife.
There is no specific timetable for Twisted Metal’s release, but already the first details have come out revealing the film’s inclusion of iconic character Sweet Tooth, the clown-faced wonder behind the wheel of an ice cream truck, and Doll Face, a woman who steers her sadistic vehicle through the constraints of a porcelain mask.
Twisted Metal, launched on February 14, is now available for Playstation 3.