Deadpool’s Reese & Wernick developing Twisted Metal TV series
Just a couple of years following a film in line with the beloved vehicular combat game franchise was cancelled, Sony Pictures PlayStation and Television Productions have begun development on a string adaptation of Twisted Metal, in accordance with Variety.
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The series is referred to as an action comedy and can focus on a motor-mouthed outsider who’s offered the chance to obtain a better life only after he successfully delivers a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Partnering with a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face off against savage bandits driving deadly vehicles of destruction along with other dangers on the highway, like the fan-favorite deranged clown Sweet Tooth in his menacing ice cram truck.
“Twisted Metal is perhaps one of the most beloved franchises from PlayStation,” Asad Qizilbashm, head of PlayStation Productions, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to possess this type of great team focusing on bringing this iconic game alive for the fans.”
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Deadpool and Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick delivered the initial undertake the IP and can executive produce the series alongside writer Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai), Will Arnett (The Lego Batman Movie) though his Electric Avenue banner and under his first-look cope with Sony Pictures TV, Artists First’s Marc Peter and Forman Principato, PlayStation Productions’ Qizilbashm and Carter Swana and Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst. Sources report that no deal is set up for Arnett to cameo because the psychotic Sweet Tooth in a vocal capacity.
“We love Twisted Metal in all its twisted insanity,” Glenn Adilman, executive vice president of comedy development for Sony Pictures Television, said in a statement. “Michael Jonathan Smith hit it from the park having an action-packed, brilliantly funny adaptation and we have been grateful for the support of Rhett, Paul, Will and our friends at PlayStation.”
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Twisted Metal marks the next series to enter development for Sony Pictures PlayStation and TV Productions, with another being HBO’s The Last of Us series that just landed Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) for the central roles.
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