Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions are teaming up to develop a new live-action series based on the Twisted Metal video game franchise. And get this, the series is from Deadpool and Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, as well as “Cobra Kai” writer Michael Jonathan Smith.
First released back in 1995, Twisted Metal gave players the opportunity to pick a ride and fight rivals using a plethra of weapons found in the arena of their choice The one player left standing deemed the winner. The ultra-violent violent original went on to spawn several sequels.
Variety describes the series as an action-comedy about a “motor-mouthed outsider” who is offered a chance at a better life, but they first must deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Joining forces with a “trigger-happy” car thief, the central character of the series will face off against drivers of armed vehicles, including one driven by a deranged clown. Will Arnett is rumored to be voicing Sweet Tooth, but Variety states that’s not 100% concrete yet.
Reese, Wernick, and Smith are also attached as executive producers, as are Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions and PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst. Arnett who will also serve as an executive producer under his Electric Avenue banner.
Twisted Metal is not the only gaming adaptation Sony and PlayStation are working on, we reported a couple of weeks ago that an adaptation of The Last of Us is also headed our way.