‘Deadliest Warrior’ Movie Coming from Paramount

Shawn Levy will produce and may direct this big-screen version of the popular Spike series that pits historical figures against one another.
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Deadliest Warrior moves from Spike TV to the big screen at Paramount 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.

This partnership by Paramount and Spike TV marks the first time that the Viacom owned companies have worked together. "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," said Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman. "We hope this is the first of much future collaboration with Spike."

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.

Shawn Levy and 21 Laps President Dan Levine will produce the film, with the possibility that Levy may direct. The property fits within Levy and 21 Laps' ongoing expansion from family comedies to event action movies, following the Night at the Museum franchise and Levy's current action drama Real Steel with Hugh Jackman for DreamWorks.

Sources: Paramount Pictures

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  • greenbay32 • 5 years ago

    aer you serious i like the show and all but how in the hell are they going to do a movie about the best warriors of all time. ill guest ill just have to wait and see what happens.


    • jmp • 5 years ago

      first the tv show then the video game and now the movie


      • diaigma • 5 years ago

        Don't know about a movie. Some mediums should just stay where they started :P


        • dethklokx7 • 5 years ago

          well it cant be any worse than the game


          • tyler13d • 5 years ago

            I'm thinking of it being closer to the recent 'Predators' as in , these guys (and maybe some hot deadly amazon chick as well) being stranded in some place in the middle of nowhwere but close enough to earth...and having to inevitably whoop each other's ass at some point for some over the top reason or another...could work with a decent, Expendables type o cast...


            • chsplaya • 5 years ago

              There not going to do a narrative movie. That would be just plain ridiculous. Its clearly going to have some type of story and its definitely going to be action packed. Think Mortal Kombat. Better story, hopefully.


              • summit10 • 5 years ago

                too much to consider... tv series was alright, movie... hmmm???


                • soylentgreen2 • 5 years ago

                  Lum dee dum dum dum.


                  • cripple • 5 years ago

                    @REALavatah, I agree, tv is the better route for a narrative adaptation.


                    • dan1 • 5 years ago

                      This seems like it would work better in the television medium, not as a movie, but whatever.


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