Anthony Mackie To Star In Live-Action 'Twisted Metal' Series

by Outsiders
September 15, 2021
Anthony Mackie has signed on to star and executive produce Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions’ Twisted Metal, a live-action adaptation of the popular video game.

Mackie will play the lead role of John Doe, who is a smart-ass milkman who talks as fast as he drives. With no memory of his past, he gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his wish of finding community come true, but only if he can survive an onslaught of savage vehicular combat.

“We’re thrilled to have Anthony Mackie on board. His ability to blend comedy, action, and drama is perfect for the Twisted world we’re creating,” said Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions.

“We’ve been big fans of Anthony’s phenomenal body of work over the years and knew he was the only actor who could play a character as complex, funny, and compelling as John Doe. Fortunately for us, he agreed,” said Glenn Adilman, EVP Comedy Development at Sony TV.

Michael Jonathan Smith will write and executive produce with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick attached to executive produce. Will Arnett and Marc Forman, through their production company Electric Avenue, will executive produce along with Peter Principato/Artists First. Mackie, his longtime manager Jason Spire from Inspire Entertainment, Qizilbash and Carter Swan (PlayStation Productions) and Hermen Hulst (head of PlayStation Studios) will also executive produce.

Source: Deadline
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TRIP780 - 2021-09-16 @ 9:58 pm

All they have to do is adapt twisted metal black With episode being an origin of the character. The show could also use The Rolling Stones paint it black as its theme as well. Theres no mention who is airing the show though

Zerzar999 - 2021-09-16 @ 1:30 pm

What?! He's the only actor who could play a character compelling and funny and complex as John Doe? Obviously they've never heard of his cast mate Don Cheadle. I get that you had to butter your guy up a little, but give some respect where respect is due. In all truth I love Mackie and I love Twisted Metal, let's just hope this thing is better than 90 percent of other video game adaptations that have been done. Something tells me Cheadle might have been approached, but being a bit older and more experienced and seeing how other video game movies have panned out in the past he had the sense to play this one by ear.

lordtom - 2021-09-16 @ 1:25 pm
12 hours ago, Outsiders said:

Calm down... The show hasn't even been picked up yet.

Overdramatic is my thing

ghostbogey - 2021-09-16 @ 12:03 pm

Mackie!!!!....My man ;^)

"The Mack" ...

can get my interest in this project...

Love his acting...

Jimbing - 2021-09-16 @ 1:32 am

Always loved that game! Hope they do it justice!

Outsiders - 2021-09-16 @ 1:05 am
41 minutes ago, lordtom said:

How the fudge is he not playing Axel? This'll suck for sure

Calm down... The show hasn't even been picked up yet.

lordtom - 2021-09-16 @ 12:23 am

How the fudge is he not playing Axel? This'll suck for sure

Outsiders - 2021-09-15 @ 11:47 pm

Anthony Mackie has signed on to star and executive produce Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions Twisted Metal, a live-action adaptation of the popular video game.

Mackie will play the lead role of John Doe, who is a smart-ass milkman who talks as fast as he drives. With no memory of his past, he gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his wish of finding community come true, but only if he can survive an onslaught of savage vehicular combat.

Were thrilled to have Anthony Mackie on board. His ability to blend comedy, action, and drama is perfect for the Twisted world were creating, said Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions.

Weve been big fans of Anthonys phenomenal body of work over the years and knew he was the only actor who could play a character as complex, funny, and compelling as John Doe. Fortunately for us, he agreed, said Glenn Adilman, EVP Comedy Development at Sony TV.

Michael Jonathan Smith will write and executive produce with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick attached to executive produce. Will Arnett and Marc Forman, through their production company Electric Avenue, will executive produce along with Peter Principato/Artists First. Mackie, his longtime manager Jason Spire from Inspire Entertainment, Qizilbash and Carter Swan (PlayStation Productions) and Hermen Hulst (head of PlayStation Studios) will also executive produce.

Source: Deadline

EvilHayato - 2021-02-26 @ 4:51 pm
6 hours ago, ghostbogey said:

Twisted Metal Live Action, Action Comedy.....

Good eye, I didnt even fully read the description as I assumed they would take a normal approach to the property and actually do like a death race/ post apocalyptic type approach. Now I literally have no hope for it to be anything but cancelled. Why they gotta treat my boy so bad?!

ghostbogey - 2021-02-26 @ 10:35 am

Twisted Metal as a TV show

On 2/22/2021 at 5:29 PM, Outsiders said:

The action comedy follows 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, hell 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.

Will Arnett will executive produce via his production company Electric Avenue, along with Marc Forman and Peter Principato/Artists First, Smith, Reese, Wernick, Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.

Source: Deadline

A live action....Action Comedy???....Hold on tight!!! Get ready I guess....

These guys get paid a lot to"know". You wanted it and You got it!!! =^)

Me?......

I was looking more towards a "Twisted Metal" Cartoon...

Same Concept as above.....Only Difference...

Beavis and Butt-Head are the Stars!!!!

Mind you...I'm Just spit balling here =^)

Twisted Metal Live Action, Action Comedy.....

Just Great =^(

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