Sony Pictures Television and Playstation Productions are teaming up to adapt the fan-favorite franchise, Twisted Metal into a live-action television series. The series will be an action-comedy and will be based on an original idea by Deadpool and Zombieland writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Since its original release in 1995, Twisted Metal has been a staple in the PlayStation franchise. With 8 main titles in the series, we have seen decades of utter chaos and destruction on our TV sets as a result of endless hours playing these games. Now, thanks to Reese and Wernick, we can expect to see their version of Twisted Metal in a live-action and hopefully gory series.
The series is said to be about “a motor-mouthed outsider who is offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown named who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck, whom fans of the game will know as Sweet Tooth.”
Head of PlayStation Productions, Asad Qizilbashm, said in a statement:
“’ Twisted Metal’ is one of the most beloved franchises from PlayStation. We are thrilled to have such a great team working on bringing this iconic game to life for the fans.”
Reese and Wernick have attached to executive produce the series along with Will Arnett. Cobra Kai writer/producer Michael Jonathan Smith will write the series and executive produce it. Glenn Adilman, executive vice president of comedy development for Sony Pictures Television, added:
“We love Twisted Metal in all its twisted insanity. Michael Jonathan Smith hit it out of the park with an action-packed, brilliantly funny adaptation and we are grateful for the support of Rhett, Paul, Will, and our friends at PlayStation.”
There’s also a rumor that Will Arnett will lend his voice for the character Sweet Tooth but, no official announcement has been made. Stay tuned as we continue to provide coverage on this as we learn more.