Red Bull Media House, the same company that brought us the popular energy drink, is set to produce a film called Twist for Pure Grass Films and the Salt Co. The movie will be a modern day 3D adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. I honestly never would have imagined that Red Bull would end up producing a movie about this story; of course, this version's got a little action-packed spin to it.
According to Variety, this is an original concept in which the story will center around the Fagin Gang, only this time it will include the physical art of parkour to carry out a series of art thefts in the film. This is the art of moving through urban environments by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and jumping. So it makes a little more sense that Red Bull has come on board. The concept comes from the Brothers Lynch and Simon Thomas.
The film is set to begin pre-production in January of next year, and I think it will end up being pretty entertaining. Last year Red Bull released an incredible documentary centered on snowboarding called The Art of Flight. If you haven't seen it you should definitely check it out. It's pretty spectacular.
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