Brian Taylor Is Into “Twisted Metal”

“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” co-director Brian Taylor has made a preemptive deal to write and direct a live action feature adaptation of the video game “Twisted Metal” for Sony Pictures says Deadline.

The story will revolve around an underground event that pits a number of combatants in a fight to the death in armored and heavily weaponized cars. The sole survivor will get any wish granted.

The race proprietor is Calypso, a string-puller dedicating to examining the human condition. The film will include such 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.

Avi and Ari Arad are producing the film which will mark Taylor’s first solo effort. The latest version of the game was released this week for PlayStation 3.