Twisted Metal Series Released Its First Poster

Twisted Metal Series Released Its First Poster

Twisted Metal series is nearing its arrival on Peacock and it has recently revealed its first poster online starring Anthony Mackie and Stephanie Beatriz. Coming this July 27th, it is one of Peacock’s original series.

Credited as companies behind the production are Electric Avenue, Artists First, Inspire Entertainment, PlayStation Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television with Peacock as the sole distributor for the US in video-on-demand and video.

Ever since 2012 Sony has had its eye on releasing a live action adaptation of their popular video game from 1995. The core concept of the video game was demolition derby. Players get to choose a vehicle and an arena to battle opposing players. Vehicles get added features for offensive abilities such as ballistic projectiles, machine guns, explosives and other such type of weapons.

The game even reached the point of utilizing satellite-based and nuclear weapons. The game goes on in chaotic rampage until only one driver alive remains and that driver becomes the winner. The winner then gets to have the Twisted Metal event’s host to grant him one wish. In the video games, the host is named Calypso and another version a character named Sweet Tooth took over.

Twisted Metal also has the fantasy aspect of having the host able to warp reality and grant whatever the winner wishes for. There is however another twist. The winner has to be careful in asking for the wish as the host can twist it into something sinister and can even take the life of the winning driver.

Sony’s video games for the Playstation had different game features with different storyline. The common denominator is the vehicular combat tournament hosted annually which carries the game’s name.

Twisted Metal Series Shows Anthony Mackie and Sweet Tooth Its First Poster

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DiscussingFilm recently tweeted the image of Twisted Metal series’ first poster featuring Anthony Mackie. The Marvel actor is officially portraying John Doe and immediately comments came in supposing that the actor is depicted driving the vehicle they think as Roadkill.

From the first years that Sony wanted to develop a live action adaptation of the game, it was only in 2021 that the gears got oiled and engines started revving for a story that, Deadpool and Zombieland writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick developed for the series. That same year, Mackie got on board the project to star and later on confirmed to executive produce as well.

By May 2022, The Hollywood Reporter disclosed that Stephanie Beatriz, of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has joined the cast portraying a role original to the series named Quiet. She helps Mackie’s John Doe to successfully delivery a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Portraying Sweet Tooth in the series will be Joe Seanoa, AEW’s Samoa Joe, but will be voiced by The Lego Batman Movie‘s Will Arnett. Neve Campbell is also on board as Raven with Thomas Haden Church as Agent Stone, Richard Cabral is a character named Loud, Mike Mitchell is Stu and many others.

Cobra Kai’s Michael Jonathan Smith wrote the episodes based on the story Reese and Wernick developed. The series will be a half-hour action-comedy where in Deadline’s description said to be:

about a motor-mouthed outsider John Doe offered a chance at a better life…

…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.

Twisted Metal Series Shows A Bit Of Comedy In First Poster

Twisted Metal Series Released Its First Poster

Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Series and movie adaptation of video games have gotten better over the years whether live action, animated or CGI. From Sonic the Hedgehog, The Witcher Series, The Last Of Us, Halo and even the animated adaptation Arcane, are all leaps and bounds better that what fans got over a decade ago.

IMDb lists the Twisted Metal series to have 11 episodes with the classification of action, adventure and comedy. Well, action is definitely covered by the demolition derby-esque scenes, adventure will likely be the mission to delivery the undisclosed package. As for the comedy? The series literally has a clown… so… There is a great chance that the humor will be dark though.

Fans of the Twisted Metal video game are already excited to see what the series will be like. While other reactions are somewhat mixed as some people couldn’t separate Mackie from his Marvel role considering he is yet to be showcased as the new Captain America in the big screen. But what about you?

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