Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions are engaged on a live-action adaptation of the favored online game Twisted Metal, and the lead actor has simply been chosen. Anthony Mackie, who was lately topped as the following Captain America within the Disney Plus sequence The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is the chosen one and will likely be seen taking over the lead function of John Doe.
A report printed by Deadline confirms that the actor won’t simply be starring within the upcoming Twisted Metal sequence, he will even be an govt producer. It was first revealed again in 2019 that Sony was thinking about creating a Twisted Metal sequence based mostly on the favored video games, and people plans had been confirmed in February this yr, however Mackie’s casting reaffirms that the wheels are positively in movement.
The Twisted Metal live-action sequence has beforehand been known as an action-comedy a couple of “motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life.” This outsider occurs to be Mackie’s Doe and there’s clearly a catch related to the supply. He should ship a bundle, the contents of which stay a thriller, throughout a “post-apocalyptic wasteland.” According to Deadline, insiders say Sony TV and PlayStation Productions are “extremely high” on the half-hour present and a plan is being developed to take the sequence to consumers quickly.
This world won’t be simple to traverse by, as Doe should face off towards different drivers in armed automobiles, considered one of which would be the franchise’s signature ice-cream truck Sweet Tooth. This sounds fairly much like the situations within the Twisted Metal video games, as their predominant focus was at all times on vehicular fight. The video games permit gamers to pick out a automobile and an enviornment after which have interaction in battle with different drivers whereas utilizing a big number of weapons. The final particular person standing is clearly the winner.
The creators of the Twisted Metal live-action sequence are preserving all different particulars associated to the plot a secret, and it stays to be seen how carefully Mackie’s Doe will likely be based mostly on the character from the video games. There isn’t any affirmation on when the sequence may doubtlessly premiere and even start filming.
In February, the plans to create the live-action Twisted Metal sequence had been confirmed by Sony and it was revealed that Netflix’s Cobra Kai author Michael Jonathan Smith had been introduced on board as author and govt producer. Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are additionally related to the venture, which may trace in direction of an analogous humorousness being introduced into the sequence.
Twisted Metal is in growth at Sony Pictures Television.