Back in 2012, it was announced that Sony had plans to develop a movie adaptation of the Twisted Metal video game franchise, but the project seemed doomed to never see the light of day. That is, until now.
It appears Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions have started developing a series based on the vehicular combat video game.
The new series is described as an action-comedy and is reportedly based on an original idea from the minds of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writing duo behind projects like ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Zombieland.’
The plot of the series is said to be about a motor-mouthed outsider who is offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck, whom fans of the game will know as Sweet Tooth.
Michael Jonathan Smith (Cobra Kai) will write and executive produce the series.
Reese and Wernick are also attached to executive produce, along with Marc Forman and Peter Principato of Artists First, Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions, and Will Arnett, who will executive produce via his production company Electric Avenue.
Along with producing, Arnett is also said to be lending his voice to the character of Sweet Tooth, the ice cream truck driving killer clown who serves as the franchise’s mascot.
The project is still in early development, but as more information becomes available, Horrorfacts will be sure to report it.