Writers Set for Deadliest Warrior


Paramount has hired duo John D. Payne and Patrick McKay to write the script for Deadliest Warrior, the studio’s big screen adaptation of the Spike TV series.

The show 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 film’s storyline is being kept under wraps.

Shawn Levy and 21 Laps Entertainment president Dan Levine will produce the film, with the possibility that Levy may direct.