A live-action, comedy TV series based on the traditional PlayStation “Twisted Metal” online games is in development at Sony Pictures Television and Ps Productions, TheWrap has discovered.
The potential collection is described as a “high octane action comedy” depending on an idea by “Deadpool” authors Rhett Reese and John Wernick about “a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance in a better life, but only when he can successfully deliver the mysterious package across the post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of the trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders generating vehicles of destruction as well as other dangers of the open street, including a deranged clown who drives an all as well familiar ice cream truck. ”
Michael Jonathan Smith (“Cobra Kai”) will be writing the project and can executive produce alongside Reese and Wernick. Other professional producers include Will Arnett, through his production business Electric Avenue, with Marc Forman and Peter Principato/Artists First, as well as Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan pertaining to PlayStation Productions and Hermen Hulst, the head of Ps Studios.
“‘Twisted Metal’ is one of the most precious franchises from PlayStation. We have been thrilled to have such an excellent team working on bringing this particular iconic game to life for that fans, ” Qizilbash mentioned.
“We like ‘Twisted Metal’ in all the twisted insanity, ” Glenn Adilman, head of humor development at Sony Photos Television, added. “Michael Jonathan Smith hit it from the park with an action-packed, superbly funny adaptation and we are usually grateful for the support associated with Rhett, Paul, Will plus our friends at Ps. ”
Arnett is represented by WME, Artists First and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Smith is represented simply by Verve, 3Arts, and Miloknay Weiner Reese and Wernick are represented by WME.
Sony Images Television and PlayStation Shows are also producing HBO’s Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey-led “The Last of Us” TV series adaptation.
Variety first reported this news of the “Twisted Metal” collection.