Saturday, October 23, 2021

"Twisted Metal" Live Action

Actor Anthony Mackie ("The Falcon and the Winter Soldier") will play protagonist 'John Doe' in Sony Studios live-action 'demolition derby' TV series "Twisted Metal" based on the PlayStation video games:

"...'John Doe' (Mackie) is a man that has no memories of his past and is seeking a better life. As such, he accepts a dangerous mission to deliver a package across a wasteland that's filled with wild characters...

"...including killer clown 'Sweet Tooth', plus the masked 'Dollface'. 

"Twisted Metal", debuting in 1995, is the series of vehicular combat video games published by Sony Computer Entertainment, appearing on PlayStation consoles, including PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3.

"...the demolition derby permits the use of ballistic projectiles, machine guns, mines and other types of weapons up to and including satellite-based and nuclear weapons. 
"Players choose a vehicle and an arena to engage in battle with opposing drivers. A variety of weapons and upgrades are obtainable by pick-ups scattered throughout the stage. The last driver alive is the winner..."

PlayStation Productions was formed to select 'PlayStation' game properties best suited for adaptations through Sony Studios, led by Asad Qizilbash, vice president of marketing at PlayStation, overseen by Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman of Worldwide Studios Shawn Layden.

"When fans beat a 40-50 hour game and have to wait three-four years for a sequel," said Layden, "we want to give them places they can go and still have more of that experience and see the characters they love evolve in different ways..."

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