Well, that happened quietly and quickly: filming on Twisted Metal’s television adaptation is complete. We’ve known about the show for some time, but shooting has been much more low-profile than The Last of Us – and is already over. For those who missed the news, Captain America’s Antony Mackie will star as John Doe in the “action comedy”, where he’s tasked with delivering a mysterious package in an apocalyptic wasteland. Samoa Joe will feature as Sweet Tooth, with Will Arnett providing the voice.
Script writer Michael Jonathan Smith eulogised on Twitter: “The cast and crew of Twisted Metal was something special. Even with lightning delays, extreme heat, and cars that wouldn’t do as they were told, everyone worked as hard as they could to make sure Twisted Metal kicked as much as possible.”
He continued: “The last day of shooting felt like the last day of camp, with lots of laughs, a few tears, and ice cream being handed out the back of Sweet Tooth’s truck. We all cannot wait for you to see this insane thing we spent our summer shooting. Now, to post [production]!”
Peacock has secured rights to Twisted Metal, with PlayStation Productions very much playing the streaming field right now. As previously mentioned, it also has The Last of Us coming to HBO Max, while Horizon Zero Dawn is making its way to Netflix. To top it off, Amazon Prime is believed be in negotiations for a God of War series, and there’s also talk of a Gravity Rush television show, with both Gran Turismo and Ghost of Tsushima coming to the big screen as well.
Hopefully we get our first look at Twisted Metal soon – it’s bound to be a wild ride!