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Paramount bringing Spike TV's 'Mightiest Warrior' to theaters
Paramount has worked with sister Viacom divisions MTV and Nickelodeon to bring numerous TV properties to the screen, but has never collaborated with male-skewing Spike. That's about to change. Both companies announced this week that Spike's "Deadliest Warrior" TV series will be adapted for the big screen.
In association with Shawn Levy's 21 Laps production company, the movie version will take inspiration from the series concept of pitting some of history's greatest warriors against each other to determine who was the most powerful. The show, which was just renewed for its third season, uses CG, historians, weapons experts and fighters to prove its points. The movie version is expected to weave some understandable narrative to that idea.