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Redbull is going to give Oliver Twist some parkour-flavoured wings

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You’ve got to love Hollywood, and how late the industry is when it comes to jumping onto certain fads. Parkour is one such physical element that the industry seems to keen on revisiting, with everybody’s favourite pack of abdominal muscles, Taylor Lautner, already secured for a flick that will see him bounce up and down several objects in Tracers.

So who else is getting caught up in the acrobatic art of ignoring straight lines? Why Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist and Redbull of course.

Twist, is an upcoming indie 3D film being bankrolled by the famed supplier of energy drinks, will give the classic novel a modern day twist (Ha! Badumtish!), with Oliver and the Fagin gang of street urchins using the roof-running art to carry out a series of thefts.

Brothers Lynch and Simon Thomas are currently writing up a draft for the WTF concept, for a screen property that has had more adaptations than new admissions to the Betty Ford clinic.

Last Updated: May 17, 2012


  1. Justin Hess

    May 17, 2012 at 13:21

    I don’t know why but I actually find that offensive


  2. James Francis

    May 17, 2012 at 17:02

    Cool. I like that it’s indie. And at least the Red Bull angle is up-front from the start, not an assault of product placement that ambushes you. And I think Dickens might need this. Shakespeare would be less popular today if it weren’t for the film version of Romeo & Juliet. If you have to ask which one, you’re missing my point.

    I want someone to pay Bill Murray lots of money to make a sequel to Scrooged. Even if it’s bad, it’ll be worth the gamble. 


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