Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation have put a series adaptation of Twisted Metal into development. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers behind the Deadpool and Zombieland films, will serve as executive producers on the series.
“The show is about a motor-mouthed outsider who is offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck, whom fans of the game will know as Sweet Tooth.”
Cobra Kai scribe Michael Jonathan Smith will write and executive produce the series alongside Will Arnett under his Electric Avenue production banner.
“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 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.”
Twisted Metal made its debut on PlayStation back in 1995 and spawned an entire franchise of games that have sold millions of copies worldwide.
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