The writers of the Deadpool movie will move on to helm a TV adaption of Twisted Metal, according to Variety. Yes, the Twisted Metal vehicle combat series will be Sony Pictures TV and PlayStation Productions’ latest project.
Deadpool and Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will adapt the series as a live-action action comedy, Variety says. The series follows a new character who’s hired to deliver a package deep into a “post-apocalyptic wasteland,” so the hero will team up with a car thief to deliver the goods. The duo will run into obstacles on their journey, including Twisted Metal’s clown-faced, ice cream truck-driving mascot, Sweet Tooth.
Michael Jonathan Smith of Cobra Kai fame will write the Twisted Metal series, with Reese and Wernick set to executive produce. Variety also reports that actor Will Arnett will get an executive producer credit, and may even voice Sweet Tooth. Arnett has previously voiced Lego Batman and BoJack Horseman.
Twisted Metal is notably the third major PlayStation property that Sony will transform into a live-action film or TV show. After years of troubled development, the Uncharted film is finally happening with Tom Holland. And Sony and Naughty Dog recently announced casting for HBO’s The Last of Us TV series. Still, Twisted Metal is an odd choice, as it’s not the most contemporary PlayStation property. Sony launched the series in 1995, but it hasn’t seen a mainline entry since 2012’s Twisted Metal for PlayStation 3.