We’re Getting a Twisted Metal TV Series from Peacock, Starring Anthony Mackie
Man, when we were kids, Playstation’s Twisted Metal was the fucking shit. It was like Mario Kart and Newgrounds’ Tank Wars spitroasting RoboCop. Now, the infamous video game series is getting a small-screen adaptation via NBC’s streaming service Peacock.
According to Bloody Disgusting, the streaming network — which is also the home of Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, for the record — have ordered the project to series, with Zombieland and Deadpool writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick at the helm.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Anthony Mackie stars as John Doe, a smart-ass milkman who talks as fast as he drives. With no memory of his past, John 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.
“Twisted Metal is a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick about a motor-mouthed outsider 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.”
So, we gotta ask: how is Rob Zombie involved? Don’t fuck with us, Peacock, we were there when Twisted Metal III came out. That shit opens with “Meet the Creeper.” And now you’re doing The Munsters, too? C’mon, Peacock, we’re old-ass metalheads here. We want two things from this: some sick Mr. Grim action, and Rob mawfuckin’ Zombie.
More on the movie as we know it. For now, watch this video and marvel at how God-awful these graphics were. God, we thought they were some epic, game-changing shit back then.