Twisted Metal is getting a TV show.
Normally I’d make the first paragraph a bit longer than that but it’s quite surprising news. Sony has set up a new production studio called PlayStation Productions in the effort see their video game series on the screen and according to GamesRadar, Twisted Metal will be the first property developed to a TV show.
I find this news as a shock mainly because the last Twisted Metal game came in 2012 and I’m not sure myself how relevant the series has been since the PlayStation 1 era, let alone how many people still know about it these days. Sounds like a marketing nightmare.
The announcement for the Twisted Metal show came from Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra during an investor event. At that time, he indicated the deal had just been made, meaning there could be a long wait for the show itself. Vinciquerra also confirmed that the long-awaited Uncharted prequel movie, starring Tom Holland, is now in an advanced stage. We’ll bring you more on that when we hear about it.
Twisted metal was essentially Tekken mixed with Destruction Derby mixed with Dragonball. It was described as vehicular combat and did exactly what it said on the tin. Vehicles drive around smashing into and shooting each other until the remaining vehicle wins. Story-wise, the winner was able to ask for any one wish that would be granted.
Quite how this will be translated into the screen, I’m not so sure. It feels like it would be a cross between The Fast and the Furious and Michael Bay. I’m sure it’ll look good but it sounds expensive.
All I’m looking forward to seeing is Sweet Tooth’s ice cream truck. That’ll make it worth the price of admission alone.
What do you guys think? Do you want a Twisted Metal TV show? Let us know in the comments as we await more news and hopefully an announcement of a tie in video game. I’m sure it’ll all work perfectly.