Depending on the level of regard you hold for plot, character depth, and symbolism, you might be groaning now that you heard a film adaptation of the videogame Twisted Metal is in the works. And that’s okay considering the story involves a flame-haired clown riding a motorcycle while simultaneously wielding a chainsaw. But rest assured, the studio matched the project with the perfect director. Crank, Gamer, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor will helm the adaptation that surprisingly has nothing to do with Paul Thomas Anderson.
I see this as good news. Brian Taylor goes miles out of his way to make his movie completely over the top and high octane, and if there was ever a project that requires that, it’s Twisted Metal. I’m not saying I’ll watch it, but I will at least get a kick out of the trailer. (Deadline)