It seems like a generation’s goth, punk, and metal TV dreams are finally coming true. First, it was revealed last week that Tim Burton will direct a live-action coming-of-age series about Wednesday Addams. Now, it’s being reported that infamous Playstation racing series Twisted Metal will also become an action-comedy series.
According to Bloody Disgusting, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writing team behind Zombieland and Deadpool, will turn the video game into an action comedy. Reese and Wernick will also be producing the show.
“The show is about a motor-mouthed 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,” says the piece. “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 ice cream truck, whom fans of the game will know as Sweet Tooth.”
For heavy metal fans, this is obviously a huge deal. Twisted Metal was famous for its metal-friendly characters, themes, and soundtrack. The series even featured Rob Zombie as a playable character — driving, of course, Dragula — after his music was used for the second game in the series.
More on this story as it unfolds, but suffice it to say, we’re STOOOOKED.
If goth is more your thing, Tim Burton’s upcoming take on Wednesday Addams will definitely excite you. The show is set to be will be “a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy,” and will focus on “Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships.”
Words by Chris Krovatin