The live-action Twisted Metal series now has its first star connected. Anthony Mackie will likely be enjoying sequence lead John Doe, a driver tasked with getting a package deal throughout a post-apocalyptic wasteland for a chance at a greater life. He will even act as Government Producer on the venture. Mackie is understood for his position as Sam Wilson/Falcon within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and extra lately stepping up as Captain America following the Disney+ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier sequence).
Head of PlayStation Productions Asad Qizilbash is worked up to have Mackie within the position. “We’re thrilled to have Anthony Mackie on board. His potential to mix comedy, motion and drama is ideal for the Twisted world we’re creating.”
Twisted Metallic is a live-action darkish comedy adaptation of the sport sequence, anticipated to have half-hour episodes. Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are adapting an authentic tackle sequence about Mackie’s John Doe and an as-yet-uncast “trigger-happy automobile thief” set on a journey throughout a post-apocalyptic wasteland fraught with automobile fight to ship a package deal. The risks they are going to face embrace “a deranged clown who drives an all too acquainted ice cream truck.” Whether or not or not the Twisted Metallic competitors’s proprietor, Calypso, will make an look stays below wraps in the interim.
Within the video games John Doe is the driving force behind the wheel of Roadkill in Twisted Metallic: Black and Twisted Metallic: Misplaced. Very like the synopsis for the sequence, John Doe can’t bear in mind his previous and enters the Twisted Metallic competitors to search out out who he actually is. Whether or not or not the writers will take any extra inspiration from his story beats in Twisted Metallic: Black is unknown, however realizing Twisted Metallic, we will anticipate the conclusion of John Doe’s story to twist a finger on the monkey’s paw as his want is twisted in a roundabout way.
“We’ve been huge followers of Anthony’s phenomenal physique of labor over time and knew he was the one actor who may play a personality as complicated, humorous and compelling as John Doe. Luckily for us, he agreed,” stated EVP Comedy Growth at Sony TV Glenn Adilman.
Twisted Metallic has a mountain of Government Producers, together with writers Reese and Wernick, Cobra Kai author Michael Jonathan Smith (who can be writing on this sequence), Will Arnett and Marc Forman through Electrical Avenue, Peter Principato/Artists First, Qizilbash and Carter Swan from PlayStation Productions, Hermen Hulst from PlayStation, Mackie himself, and Mackie’s supervisor, Jason Spire.
Rumors have additionally persisted of a Twisted Metal game currently in production to coincide with the sequence. It’s unknown if the sport will likely be a sequence tie-in, or its personal unbiased factor used to co-market each the sport and the sequence collectively because the sequence revives. The final sport within the sequence was Twisted Metallic on PS3 in 2012. It was criticized for the way it deviated from the spirit of earlier titles, eschewing characters and their distinctive vehicles and tales for a post-apocalyptic faction battle, relatively than a mysterious competitors that appears to be run by the satan himself. It’s additionally unknown what improvement studio Sony would have behind the rumored Twisted Metallic title. Former developer Eat Sleep Play went into cellular improvement following Twisted Metallic PS3, and went defunct in 2017.
The Twisted Metallic TV sequence doesn’t at the moment have an estimated launch date.