A live-action collection adaptation of the “Twisted Metal” PlayStation sport franchise is formally shifting ahead, Variety has discovered.
Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions are creating a collection primarily based on the “Twisted Metal” vehicular fight video games, the primary of which was launched in 1995. It was initially reported in 2019 that Sony was taken with creating a collection primarily based on the video games.
The new collection is described as an motion comedy, primarily based on an unique take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers behind the “Deadpool” movies and “Zombieland.”
“’Twisted Metal’ is likely one of the most beloved franchises from PlayStation,” mentioned Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions. “We are thrilled to have such an incredible workforce engaged on bringing this iconic sport to life for the followers.”
The present is a couple of motor-mouthed outsider who is obtainable an opportunity at a greater life, however provided that he can efficiently ship a mysterious package deal throughout a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the assistance of a trigger-happy automobile thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving autos of destruction and different risks of the open street, together with a deranged clown named who drives an all too acquainted ice cream truck, whom followers of the sport will know as Sweet Tooth.
Michael Jonathan Smith, who most not too long ago wrote for and produced “Cobra Kai, will write and government produce the collection. Reese and Wernick are connected to government produce. Will Arnett will government produce by way of his Electric Avenue manufacturing firm together with Marc Forman and Peter Principato of Artists First. Arnett is at present below a first-look deal at Sony Pictures Television. Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions can even government produce, as will Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios.
There has been hypothesis that Arnett will voice Sweet Tooth in a cameo, however in keeping with a person with data of the undertaking, no deal is at present in place for him to take action.
Smith is repped by Verve, 3Arts, and Miloknay Weiner. Reese and Wernick are repped by WME. Arnett is repped by WME, Artists First and Sloane Offer.
This marks the second high-profile undertaking from Sony Pictures TV and PlayStation Productions in current months. A collection adaptation of “The Last of Us” has been ordered at HBO, with Pedro Pascal and “Game of Thrones” breakout Bella Ramsey set to star.
“We love Twisted Metal in all its twisted madness,” mentioned Glenn Adilman, government vice chairman of comedy growth for Sony Pictures Television. “Michael Jonathan Smith hit it out of the park with an action-packed, brilliantly humorous adaptation and we’re grateful for the help of Rhett, Paul, Will and our mates at PlayStation.”