The live-action Twisted Metal series now has its first star hooked up. Anthony Mackie can be enjoying collection lead John Doe, a driver tasked with getting a package deal throughout a post-apocalyptic wasteland for a chance at a greater life. He can even act as Executive Producer on the venture. Mackie is understood for his position as Sam Wilson/Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and extra lately stepping up as Captain America following the Disney+ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier collection).

Head of PlayStation Productions Asad Qizilbash is worked up to have Mackie in the position. “We’re thrilled to have Anthony Mackie on board. His ability to blend comedy, action and drama is perfect for the Twisted world we’re creating.”

Twisted Metal is a live-action darkish comedy adaptation of the game collection, anticipated to have half-hour episodes. Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are adapting an unique tackle collection about Mackie’s John Doe and an as-yet-uncast “trigger-happy car thief” set on a journey throughout a post-apocalyptic wasteland fraught with automobile fight to ship a package deal. The risks they may face embody “a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.” Whether or not the Twisted Metal competitors’s proprietor, Calypso, will make an look stays underneath wraps in the interim.

In the video games John Doe is the motive force behind the wheel of Roadkill in Twisted Metal: Black and Twisted Metal: Lost. Much just like the synopsis for the collection, John Doe can’t bear in mind his previous and enters the Twisted Metal competitors to search out out who he actually is. Whether or not the writers will take any extra inspiration from his story beats in Twisted Metal: Black is unknown, however realizing Twisted Metal, we will count on the conclusion of John Doe’s story to twist a finger on the monkey’s paw as his want is twisted in a way.

“We’ve been big fans of Anthony’s phenomenal body of work over the years and knew he was the only actor who could play a character as complex, funny and compelling as John Doe. Fortunately for us, he agreed,” mentioned EVP Comedy Development at Sony TV Glenn Adilman.

Twisted Metal has a mountain of Executive Producers, together with writers Reese and Wernick, Cobra Kai author Michael Jonathan Smith (who can also be writing on this collection), Will Arnett and Marc Forman through Electric 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 collection. It’s unknown if the game can be a collection tie-in, or its personal unbiased factor used to co-market each the game and the collection collectively because the collection revives. The final game in the collection was Twisted Metal 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 conflict, quite than a mysterious competitors that appears to be run by the satan himself. It’s additionally unknown what growth studio Sony would have behind the rumored Twisted Metal title. Former developer Eat Sleep Play went into cell growth following Twisted Metal PS3, and went defunct in 2017.

The Twisted Metal TV collection doesn’t at the moment have an estimated launch date.

[Source: Deadline]