Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Half of "Crank" to Write/Direct All of "Twisted Metal"

Brian Taylor, the "Taylor" half of the Neveldine/Taylor team that did the two "Crank" movies, is getting 7 figures from Sony to write and direct a "Twisted Metal" movie; presumably spurred by the impending (hopeful) success of the newest game.

I guess the question now is which of the many, many characters who could be played by Jason Statham (including some of the women) will actually end up being played by Jason Statham... or which "big guy" actor will be the fancasting favorite for Sweet Tooth - Tyler Mane? Derek Mears? Kane Hodder?

Neveldine/Taylor have "Ghost Rider 2" in theaters this weekend. It's not screening for critics, but the word from those who have seen it (it played Butt-Numb-A-Thon and a few other places, apparently) is beyond bad. N/T have a good industry reputation and are well-regarded, but to be frank basically nothing they've done besides "Crank" has been close to successful, so... I guess Sony knows something I don't.


Jason Chapman said...

I'd vote Hodder for Sweet Tooth!

Wendy said...

I don't care HOW bad Ghost Rider 2 is, I STILL want to see it. GR1 was true shit and i still loved it's cheesiness. I can't wait to see what the sequel can do. Nic Cage as a flaming skull hellrider! What's not to love?

Aiddon said...

meh, it'll just be more of their typical, tasteless schlock. Ghost Rider 2 looks GODAWFUL.

Anonymous said...

The first Ghost Rider might just be the single lamest action movie I ever saw. It's a whole mess of lethargic, anti-climactic non-action sequences that boils down to "nephilim attacks Ghost Rider once, boasts how their element makes them invincible, Ghost Rider pulls some power out of his ass that kills him anyway". It's completely stilted and the exact opposite of dynamic. It was as if nobody involved with the project could muster up the slightest emotion during production. For all the faults one can find with Transformers 2 and 3, Green Lantern, Batman & Robin, Ballistic, and such, at least all of those required a choreographer for their action scenes. I wonder if Ghost Rider 2 is going to continue in the first film's footsteps.

patrick.b.healy said...


If nothing else, the two directors like to do cool camera work. And exciting shots can really pull together what would normally be a dull action scene.
And what complicated choreography was in Green Lantern? The most that was done was dangle Ryan Reynolds from wire in a green screen.

Glen A said...

Ghost Rider is by far a niche movie. I'm gonna see it opening night regardless. The fact that it wasnt screened doesn't surprise me in the least. It does how ever kill my hopes for a Escape to the movies ep before I see it. :( If your into ghost rider your gonna like it regardless...*cough Sherlock Holmes 2 cough*