If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Anthony Mackie to star in Twisted Metal live-action series

The Captain America star will also executive produce the series.

Deadline reports that Captain America star Anthony Mackie will star in and executive produce Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions’ Twisted Metal live-action series.

“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,” Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions, said.

Mackie will be playing John Doe, an amnesiac character that first appeared in 2001’s Twisted Metal Black. The backstory seems to be much the same as the game, with John joining in the vehicular combat for an opportunity to remember who he is.

“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,” explained Glenn Adilman, EVP Comedy Development at Sony TV.

Twisted Metal also has the writers from Deadpool and Cobra Kai attached to the project, so the series’ dark humor seems like it’s in good hands. And having a big name like Anthony Mackie involved can only help raise the project’s profile, especially given he’s been tapped to star in Captain America 4.

Sony and PlayStation, meanwhile, continue to make inroads at turning their many properties into adaptations, with a high-profile The Last of Us series on the way starring Pedro Pascal. And though Twisted Metal doesn’t have the same brand recognition as The Last of Us currently, it seems Sony wants to make sure and change that.

About the Author

Jeremy Signor avatar

Jeremy Signor

Contributor

Jeremy Signor has been in the games writing industry for over a decade now and can be found writing news, reviews, features, and more pretty much everywhere.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch