Filled with car-based combat carnage, Twisted Metal first raced onto the scene in 1995, bringing a whole new video game vehicle experience with it to the PlayStation One.
Now, the series is being adapted into a TV show, produced by Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions. Original reports emerged about the prospect of a Twisted Metal TV series back in 2019.
Twisted Metal’s TV take also has Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on board, the writers of dark comedy flicks like Deadpool and Zombieland. It’s easy to imagine how Twisted Metal could draw some inspiration from Deadpool or Tallahassee from the Zombieland series since both characters have a carefree attitude towards death and destruction.
Speaking to Variety, the head of PlayStation Productions, Asad Qizilbash, gave the following statement about the project:
“’Twisted Metal’ is one of the most beloved franchises from PlayStation. We are thrilled to have such a great team working on bringing this iconic game to life for the fans.”
While it’s hard to imagine Twisted Metal having any sort of substantial plot, there is actually a story under the hood of this TV series. The show is set to be about a down and out drifter who is given a courier job.
However, as you’d expect, making the delivery involves traversing a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Sounds a bit like Mad Max, right? Well, that’s precisely what this seems to be. From murderous motoring marauders to the series’ ice cream truck driving clown of chaos, Sweet Tooth, this courier is set to have his hands full.
Sweet Tooth, in particular, is something fans will likely be excited for. Rumours have suggested that Will Arnet will voice the iconic clown, with the actor already being on board as executive producer. If true, Arnet will be joined by Michael Jordan Smith, who recently wrote and produced Kobra Kai, the Karate Kid.
Things seem to be bust at PlayStation Productions with The Last of Us also being converted from game to TV show. While The Last of Us already has a deep and meaningful plot, it’ll be interesting to see how the studio transforms Twisted Metal from contextless carnage into a compelling and chaotic apocalypse story.
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