A live-action collection adaptation of the “Twisted Steel” PlayStation sport franchise is formally transferring ahead, Selection has discovered.
Sony Photos Tv and PlayStation Productions are growing a collection based mostly on the “Twisted Steel” vehicular fight video games, the first of which was launched in 1995. It was initially reported in 2019 that Sony was in growing a collection based mostly on the video games.
The brand new collection is described as an motion comedy, based mostly on an authentic take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers behind the “Deadpool” movies and “Zombieland.”
“’Twisted Steel’ is one among the most beloved franchises from PlayStation,” stated Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions. “We’re thrilled to have such a fantastic crew engaged on bringing this iconic sport to life for the followers.”
The present is a few motor-mouthed outsider who is obtainable an opportunity at a greater life, however provided that he can efficiently ship a mysterious bundle throughout a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the assist of a trigger-happy automotive thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving autos of destruction and different risks of the open street, together with a deranged clown named who drives an all too acquainted ice cream truck, whom followers of the sport will know as Candy Tooth.
Michael Jonathan Smith, who most not too long ago wrote for and produced “Cobra Kai, will write and government produce the collection. Reese and Wernick are connected to government produce. Will Arnett will government produce through his Electrical Avenue manufacturing firm together with Marc Forman and Peter Principato of Artists First. Arnett is at the moment underneath a first-look deal at Sony Photos Tv. Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions can even government produce, as will Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios.
There was hypothesis that Arnett will voice Candy Tooth in a cameo, however in response to a person with information of the challenge, no deal is at the moment in place for him to take action.
Smith is repped by Verve, 3Arts, and Miloknay Weiner. Reese and Wernick are repped by WME. Arnett is repped by WME, Artists First and Sloane Provide.
This marks the second high-profile challenge from Sony Photos TV and PlayStation Productions in latest months. A collection adaptation of “The Final of Us” has been ordered at HBO, with Pedro Pascal and “Recreation of Thrones” breakout Bella Ramsey set to star.
“We love Twisted Steel in all its twisted madness,” stated Glenn Adilman, government vice chairman of comedy growth for Sony Photos Tv. “Michael Jonathan Smith hit it out of the park with an action-packed, brilliantly humorous adaptation and we’re grateful for the help of Rhett, Paul, Will and our pals at PlayStation.”