LIve-Action TV Series ‘Twisted Metal’ Puts Anthony Mackie on Star – Deadline

except: Having recently been named the next Captain America, Anthony Mackie Looks like he’s found his next juicy turn to sink his teeth into. Sources tell Deadline that Mackie is set to star and produce for Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions’ twisted metalAnd A direct adaptation of the popular video game. Mackie will play the lead role of John Doe in the half-hour live TV series, and insiders say Sony TV and PlayStation Productions are very high in the package, and a plan is in the works to move it to buyers soon.

“We are thrilled to have Anthony Mackie on board. His ability to blend comedy, action and drama is perfect for the twisted world we make,” said Asad Qizilbash, President of PlayStation Productions.

twisted metal It is a high-octane action comedy based on an original shot dead list scribes Rhett Race & Paul Wernick About a lusty outsider who offered a chance for a better life, but only if he could successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a car thief, he’ll face brutal thieves driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers on the open road, including a deranged clown driving an all-too-familiar ice cream truck.

Do is a smart milkman who talks as fast as he drives. With no memory of his past, he gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fulfill his desire to find society, but only if he manages to survive a brutal onslaught of chariot combat.

“We’ve been fans of Anthony’s phenomenal body over the years and know he’s the only actor who can play a complex, funny, and charismatic character like John Doe. Luckily for us, he agreed,” said Glenn Adelman, Sony TV’s executive vice president of comedy development.

Cobra Kai Writer Michael Jonathan Smith will write and produce the series. Reese and Wernick are associated with the executive producer. Will Arnett and Mark Fuhrman, through production company Electric Avenue, will carry out production alongside Peter Principato/Artists First. Mackie, and his longtime manager Jason Spire of Inspire Entertainment, and Qizilbash and Carter Swan (PlayStation Productions) and Hermen Hulst (President of PlayStation Studios) will also carry out production.

Mackie reprises his role as Sam Wilson / The Falcon on the hit Disney+ series The hawk and the winter soldier, That set many records for the broadcast device. Prior to that, he appeared as Wilson in multiple films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most notably Captain America: The Winter SoldierAnd Captain America: Civil War, Beside Avengers Films. He will also appear as Captain America in Captain America 4. His other credits include Championship synchronousAnd sibergAnd Pain locker And off the wire Produced by him and Spire for Netflix.

Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions’ the last of us Currently in production for HBO, from Chernobyl Game creator Craig Mazen and game creator Neil Druckmann and game of Thrones exec producer Caroline Strauss. Stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.

Mackie is represented by UTA and Inspire Entertainment. Smith is represented by Verve and 3Arts.

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