After a strong season two finale rating, Paramount Pictures today that they will work with Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment and Spike TV on the big screen adaptation of ‘Deadliest Warrior’.
The story line of the film was not revealed. This project will see the first time pairing of Viacom properties Paramount and Spike TV. Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman had the following to say on the deal, “Spike has some of the most innovative and forward-thinking content on television today, Deadliest Warrior being no exception. The property has proven its ability to engage audiences across multiple platforms. We hope this is the first of much future collaboration with Spike.”
Shawn Levy and 21 Laps President Dan Levine will produce the film and may also direct. ‘Deadliest Warrior’ is Spike TV’s most successful original franchise, and the ‘Deadliest Warrior’ Xbox LIVE Arcade game has been a top-selling title on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, selling over 190,000 units since its July 14th launch.
Deadliest Warrior takes history’s greatest warriors, and decides who would win in battle if they faced each other. The show uses 21st century science, the latest in CGI technology, world-class fighters, historians and weapons experts to provide insight into the history of these warriors.