RED BULL Producing Parkour-Powered ‘OLIVER TWIST’ Adaptation. In 3D. Naturally.

This is something out of one of my favorite novels of all time, Syrup. Red Bull doesn’t just want to sponsor culture, goddammit it wants to generate it. How can they get into the game? Obviously by funding a 3D parkour flick based off of Oliver Twist. Obviously.


Check it out:  Twist  is an indie 3D action version of  Oliver Twist, the  Charles Dickens  novel. Funding the project is Red Bull which, as ad viewers know, gives you wings – wings enough to leap onto buildings, it seems.

Variety  says Twist will “center around the novel’s Fagin Gang, which will use the physical vaulting art of parkour to carry out a series of art thefts in the film.”

There isn’t much other info, other than that the story idea is from the Brothers Lynch and Simon Thomas (and Charles Dickens). This would hardly be the first wild adaptation of classic source material, though usually it is Shakespeare being twisted this way and that to become the basis for a film.

Glorious, glorious fecaltainment.