Hollywood actor Anthony Mackie, after recently being named the next Captain America, seems to have found his next superhero role. According to Deadline, Mackie is set to star in and executive produce Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions’ Twisted Metal, a live-action adaptation of the popular video game.
Mackie will play the lead role of John Doe in the half-hour live-action TV series. As per the report, Sony TV and PlayStation Productions are extremely high on the package and a plan is in the works to take it to buyers’ soon.Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions, said, “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.”
Based on an original take by Deadpool, Twisted Metal is a high-octane action comedyscribes 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.
With no memory of his past, Doe is smartmilkman who talks as fast as he drives, 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.
Glenn Adilman, EVP Comedy Development at Sony TV, said, “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.”
Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith will write and executive produce the series along with Reese and Wernick, Will Arnett and Marc Forman from Electric Avenue, Peter Principato/Artists Firstare attached to executive produce. Mackie, his manager Jason Spire from Inspire Entertainment, Qizilbash and Carter Swan (PlayStation Productions) and Hermen Hulst (head of PlayStation Studios) will also executive produce.
Mackie is coming off reprising his role as Sam Wilson/The Falcon in the Disney+ hit series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. He will also appear as Captain America in Captain America 4.
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