Shawn Levy and Dan Levine are looking to bring the Spike TV television series “Deadliest Warrior” to the big screen, Paramount announced today in a press release, excerpted below:
“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.
Levy is currently working Real Steel for a late 2011 release. There is the suggestion that Deadliest Warrior may become his next directing project, but it is unconfirmed at this time.