If you’re a fan of the Spike TV series “Deadliest Warrior” we’ve got some good news for you. According to a press release sent out by Paramount Pictures, the show is headed to the big screen and it will be courtesy of director Shawn Levy and his production company, 21 Laps Entertainment. Yes, this is the most random, out of left field news we’ve heard in a long time, but here it goes…
According to the press release:
HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 14, 2010) – Paramount Pictures announced today it has made a deal for Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment to do a big-screen adaptation of sister company Spike TV’s original hit series “Deadliest Warrior.” The announcement comes on the heels of the show’s Season 2 finale, which brought about exceptional ratings for the network. Spike TV has renewed the series for a third season.
“Deadliest Warrior” pits history’s greatest warriors against one another to determine who reigns supreme. Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, the series enlists world-class fighters, historians and weapons experts to provide insight into the unique history and style of these combatants which culminates in a head-to-head final fight between two warriors to declare which one would have been the deadliest. The first two seasons showed such memorable battles as Spartan vs. Ninja, Viking vs. Samurai, Pirate vs. Knight, Yakuza vs. Mafia and Comanche vs. Mongol.
The film’s storyline is being kept under wraps.
Are you shocked by this decision? Are you interested in seeing the film?
Source: Latino Review