The rumors have been confirmed: Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions are developing a Twisted Metal TV series.
Back in 2012, word got out that Sony was working on a movie based on the popular 90s vehicular combat game series, but now we get word that it will be a TV series that is described as an “action comedy.”
Deadpool and Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and joining forces with Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith to produce along with Will Arnett, who is also rumored to voice the character of Sweet Tooth.
The series is said to focus on a man who gets his shot at a better life if he agrees to deliver a mysterious package across the wasteland. The catch, of course, is that he’ll face savage marauders and road hazards along the way, much as we saw in the game itself.
Twisted Metal started life in 1995 as a “demolition derby on steroids” with some of the craziest weapons you’ve ever seen mounted to vehicles. The game quickly gained popularity for its brutal sense of humor and saw sequels in the series continue until 2015.
“We love Twisted Metal in all its twisted insanity,” said Glenn Adilman, executive vice president of comedy development for Sony Pictures Television. “Michael Jonathan Smith hit it out of the park with an action-packed, brilliantly funny adaptation and we are grateful for the support of Rhett, Paul, Will and our friends at PlayStation.”
You may also remember another video game adaptation in the works from Sony with the highly anticipated adaptation of The Last of Us starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. Sony has its hands full!