Variety has reported that PlayStation is developing a Twisted Metal TV show. The classic games’ adaption will be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the minds behind penning Deadpool and Zombieland.
“’Twisted Metal’ is one of the most beloved franchises from PlayStation,” said Asad Qizilbashm, head of PlayStation Productions. “We are thrilled to have such a great team working on bringing this iconic game to life for the fans.”
The plot will follow a lowlife who gets a chance at improving his situation if a mysterious package can be delivered across a wasteland. He partners with a dangerous car thief. The two will face plenty of deadly obstacles, like a clown driving an ice cream truck, best known as Sweet Tooth from the games.
Cobra Kai writer and producer Michael Jonathan Smith will executive produce and write with Reese and Wernick. The Deadpool duo will go beyond their writing duties by executive producing too. Another executive producer will be Arrested Development actor Will Arnett with his company Electric Avenue with Marc Forman and Peter Principato from Artists First. From the PlayStation side, Asad Qizilbashm, Carter Swan, and Herman Hulst will be producing.
This is not the only PlayStation exclusive that is brewing for TV and film audiences. The Uncharted film wrapped with Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), and HBO is adapting The Last of Us into a series with Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones).
Becoming a TV show will mark Twisted Metal‘s return as the video game franchise has not been seen since the 2012 installment of the same name. Another was in development after, but Twisted Metal: Apocalypse was scraped.
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