Sony’s PlayStation Productions has discovered one of many leads for its live-action Twisted Metal series. The new Captain America, Anthony Mackie, will be on the heart of Twisted Metal’s car-based mayhem, Deadline reported Wednesday.

The series will observe Mackie as John Doe, a wise-cracking milkman employed to ship a package deal throughout a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Along his journey he’ll meet a few of Twisted Metal’s most well-known characters, together with Sweet Tooth, the demonic clown with the flaming head, and his ice cream truck, and doubtless just a few new faces as properly. John Doe in Twisted Metal: Black was an unremarkable driver of the automotive Roadkill whose defining traits had been his amnesia and his tattoos.

Other than a number of the characters, it doesn’t look like the brand new series will take many cues from the video video games they’re based mostly on apart from the premise. Then once more, the Twisted Metal franchise, which had its final entry in 2012, was at all times extra concerning the concept of vehicular destruction and chaos than story to start with.

The series is predicated on a tackle the PlayStation video game franchise from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who had been behind Zombieland, each Deadpool films, and 6 Underground, which implies we are able to anticipate a wholesome mixture of motion and comedy. Reese and Wernick will function government producers on the series, however the writing will be dealt with by Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai), who will government produce as properly.

There’s no phrase but on when Twisted Metal will be launched or which community or streaming service it will name residence. Sony doesn’t at the moment have a streaming service of its personal however Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions are at the moment partnered with HBO for his or her The Last of Us series, which is in manufacturing now. While this might make HBO the eventual residence, there’s no unique settlement stopping Sony from sending the Twisted Metal series someplace else.