NBC and Silver Pictures Television has recently announced this Friday that they are negotiating a TV series pilot-script deal for “Twist”, which is meant to be a modern adaptation to the esteemed 19th century Oliver Twist novel by Charles Dickens.
NBC has commented that they plan for their new show to have a “sexy” and “contemporary” take to the popular novel. They also commented that the lead character in “Twist” is going to be a twenty something year old female, who’s goal is to find a true sense of family. They plan for their lead character to find a group of outcasts who use their talents to take down rich or wealthy criminals.
The President of Silver Pictures Television Rodney Ferrell and Founder of the production company Joel Silver will act as the main executive producers for the new TV project. Chad Damiani and J.P. Lavin have signed on to write “Twists” pilot episode and will also act as fellow executive producers with Silver and Ferrell. Damiani and Lavin are known for their work in the upcoming movie adaptation of “Fruit Ninja”. Silver Pictures Television reportedly is hoping Lavin and Damiani will continue to be a part of the writing team for the continuation of the “Twist” series if the show is picked up by NBC.
The most recent film Joe Silver has recently produced was The Nice Guys, which starred Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Joel Silver is currently trying to produce “Suburbicon”, which is set to star Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, and Julianne Moore. “Suburbicon” was written by Joel and Ethan Coen and is also set to have George Clooney as the film’s director. Silver’s past TV project credits include the Veronica Mars series, the vampire drama series Moonlight, and the syndicated horror show Tales from the Crypt.
NBC and Silver Pictures Television have yet to release any more information on “Twist”, since the series is still in the developmental phase of the project.