The ever-expanding world of video game adaptations was revealed to be adding a Twisted Metal series to its ranks nearly two full years ago. The Illuminerdi is now reporting the show has already begun to fill out its cast. It seems that Will Arnett has boarded the project as the voice of Sweet Tooth, the franchise’s mascot, while an offer has been made to Anthony Mackie to take on the lead role of John. The show is based on the combat games of the same name, in which players assume control of modified vehicles and go at each other to deal maximum damage.
The live-action version will be produced by Playstation Productions, and will reportedly maintain the same high-octane energy. It focuses on an outsider, John, who must deliver a package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland in an action comedy adventure. Along the way, he’ll meet dangerous marauders and a trigger-happy car thief, all of whom face the open roads in modified vehicles capable of immense destruction. If you’re a fan of Mad Max, it seems like this may be the show for you.
Sweet Tooth is a crazed clown who drives a deadly ice cream truck and is perhaps the most recognizable figure from the games. Arnett‘s role is described as a “cameo voiceover”, so it’s possible that Sweet Tooth doesn’t play a large role in the story of the series, or just doesn’t do much in the way of conversing. The actor does have a history of voice-only roles, famously lending his pipes to the title characters of The Lego Batman Movie and Netflix’s cult hit Bojack Horseman. As for Mackie, his involvement is supposedly not yet solidified. If he accepts the offer, he would lead the production as John, an original character once previously circled by Kumail Nanjiani. The release date for Twisted Metal has not yet been revealed, but it’s a safe bet it’s a long way off. Sony and Playstation Productions still have the Uncharted film and HBO’s The Last of Us series to get through first.
Source: The Illuminerdi