Anthony Mackie is John Doe is Sony TV and PlayStation Productions “Twisted Metal” live-action television series adaptation
Anthony Mackie has become quite the attraction over the years and will headline his first solo film as Captain America. But the actor has now found a new role that’s equal parts twisted and equal parts metal, as he is set to star and executive produce a live-action “Twisted Metal” series alongside Palystation Productions and Stony Pictures Television.
“We’re thrilled to have Anthony Mackie on board. His ability to blend comedy, action, and drama is perfect for the Twisted world we’re creating,” said Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions.
The live-action”Twisted Metal” series will be a high-octane action comedy featuring an original take on the beloved franchise from “Deadpool” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wenick. The series is about a motor-mouth outsider who is offered a chance at a better life but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a trigger-happy car thief, 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.
John doe (Anthony Mackie) is described as a smart-ass milkman who talks as fast he drives. With no memory of his past, he gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make his wish of finding community come true, but only if he can survive an onslaught of savage vehicular combat.
“We’ve been big fans of Anthony’s phenomenal body of work over the years and knew he was the only actor who could play a character as complex, funny, and compelling as John Doe. Fortunately for us, he agreed,” said Glenn Adilman, EVP Comedy Development at Sony TV.
“Cobra Kai” writer Michael Jonathan Smith will write and executive produce the series, Reese and Wernick are also attached to executive produce. Will Arnett and Marc Forman will produce the series through their Electric Avenue production company alongside Peter Principato/Artists Firsts.
As previously mentioned, Anthony Mackie will also executive produce the live-action “Twisted Metal” series alongside Jason Spire from Inspire Entertainment, Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Hermen Hulst will also executive produce. Anthony Mackie recently finalized a deal with Marvel Studios which will see him reprise his role as Sam Wilson and the new Captain America. The mantle he took upon at the end of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”. “Captain America 4” will mark Anthony Mackie’s first leading feature film role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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