Paramount has set the scripting duo of John D. Payne and Patrick McKay to adapt Deadliest Warrior.

According to Variety, the project is based on the original TV series from Spike TV, and marks the first time that Spike and Paramount -- both owned by Viacom -- have worked together.

The Spike series, which is now in its third season, pits past warriors in hypothetical battles.

No production date has been set.