Sony Pictures may be working on a live-action television series based on Twisted Metal. The company would do that in collaboration with the writers of the Deadpool films. It is not clear when the series would appear.
It would be an action comedy series, Variety reports based on its own sources. That website often shares details about unannounced films and series, including the arrival of a Splinter Cell anime series. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick work as executive producers, the website reports. They are known from the Deadpool movies and Zombieland. Michael Jonathan Smith, who has produced Cobra Kai, among others, will also participate in the series.
The head of PlayStation Productions, Asad Qizilbash, is said to have confirmed the news to Variety. “We are delighted to have such a great team working to bring this iconic game to life for fans,” said the CEO.
The Twisted Metal television show, according to Variety, is about “a big-mouthed outsider” who gets a chance at a better life, but “only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package to a post-apocalyptic wilderness.” There he would have to deal with looters who drive ‘destruction vehicles’, including clown Sweet Tooth, the face of the series.
Sony is currently already working on several movies and series based on games. The company is working with HBO on a The Last of Us series, among others. Sony is also working on a Metal Gear Solid movie, in which Solid Snake will be played by Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac.