News Gaming News TV | Written by Laura Potier 16/09/2021

TWISTED METAL Series From DEADPOOL Writers Cast Anthony Mackie

The popular Twisted Metal video game series is headed to the small screen for a live-action series adaptation, courtesy of the power duo behind the Deadpool and Zombieland movies.

Joining Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick is none other than Captain America himself, Anthony Mackie, who will both star in and executive produce the series. With all those comedy chops joining forces on one project, we'd say it's safe to expect some gory and laugh-out-loud action. Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith is on board to pen the series.

Twisted Metal video games being adapted into live-action series

As Deadline reports, Twisted Metal is a high-octane action comedy based on an original take by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick about a motor-mouthed outsider 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.

Mackie plays John Doe, an amnesiac milkman whose driving skills wouldn't be out of place in Fast & Furious. 

It's unlikely that the video games will serve as more than just a conceptual jumping off point for the series, considering they were always more about mindless vehicular destruction than character development or careful narrative plotting.

No word yet on which network the Twisted Metal series might call home, nor when we might expect a release, but stay tuned!