From Sony Twisted metal The TV show is officially happening. The studio has hired the filmmaker duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, better known as the writers of dead Pool Y Zombieland, to spearhead the adaptation of the popular video game franchise. It was first revealed in 2019 that the studio hoped to bring the game to the small screen. Now the project has just gained momentum.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick they are on board as executive producers. They also came up with the original version of the story, which is described as an action / comedy. Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) is set to write the show and will also serve as an executive producer. Asad Qizilbash, director of PlayStation Productions, said this.

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“‘Twisted Metal’ is one of the most beloved franchises on PlayStation. We are delighted to have a great team working to bring this iconic game to life for fans.”

The series is said to be about “a motor-mouthed outsider who is offered the chance for a better life.” To get a better life, you must deliver a mysterious package while traversing a post-apocalyptic wasteland. You will be aided by “a trigger-happy car thief” and take on “wild marauders who drive vehicles of destruction and other dangers on the open road.” And yes, this will include Sweet Tooth, the iconic clown who drives an ice cream truck from video games. Glenn Adilman, executive vice president of comedy development at Sony Pictures Television, said this.

“We love Twisted Metal in all its twisted craziness. Michael Jonathan Smith came out of the park with a brilliant and fun action-packed adaptation and we are grateful for the support of Rhett, Paul, Will and our friends at PlayStation.”

Will Arnett is on board as executive producer through his Electric Avenue production company. Artists First’s Marc Forman and Peter Principato will also serve as executive producers. Arnett has a first-look deal at Sony Pictures Television. Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will also serve as executive producers alongside Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios. Arnett is rumored to be playing Sweet Tooth on the show. However, reports currently state that there is no agreement for Arnett to act. As of now, he is just a producer. Although that could change as the show gets closer to production.

Twisted metal debuted in 1995 for the Sony PlayStation. Since then, the series has spawned several sequels, selling millions of copies worldwide. Sony has long viewed it as a property that could be adapted to another medium. A movie was in the world in a moment. As for Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, their credits include dead Pool Y Deadpool 2, as well as Zombieland Y Zombieland: double tap. They will not write again Deadpool 3. Reese and Wernick were also prepared to write a pirates of the Caribbean reboot for Disney but eventually they abandoned the project. We will make sure to keep you informed as more details become available. This news was previously reported by Variety.

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