Twisted Metal is one of the best game series of yesteryear, and although it’s been a while since we got a new game in the iconic franchise, it looks like it’ll be returning in a very different form.
Sony has confirmed that a Twisted Metal television series is on the cards, and it’ll be one of the first projects from the newly-announced PlayStation Productions studio.
Twisted Metal is the vehicle combat game that captured everyones hearts when the first in the franchise launched way back in 1995. Selling millions of copies and spawning a few spinoffs as well as numerous sequels, the last Twisted Metal game to release was the PlayStation 3 version in 2012.
During an investor presentation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra confirmed the news, saying [via IGN]: “We have a TV show we just agreed to get underway that will be developed from the IP on PlayStation, it’s called Twisted Metal,
“It’s a game that was put out many years ago and we’re going to develop a TV series around that.”
Interestingly, we were also finally given a bit of an update on the Uncharted movie which seems to have hit hurdle after hurdle in its development.
Vinciquerra said the Nathan Drake movie is now in “advanced development,” but really that could mean anything.
The mysterious project will be spearheaded by 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg, after Stanger Things’ Shawn Levy chose to leave the position.
So far so good for Sony’s brand-new venture, PlayStation Productions!
In an exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter, the chairman of Worldwide Studios at Sony Interactive Studio, Shawn Layden, revealed PlayStation Productions, and said: “We’ve got 25 years of game development experience and that’s created 25 years of great games, franchises and stories,
“We feel that now is a good time to look at other media opportunities across streaming or film or television to give our worlds life in another spectrum.”
Who better than Sony to bring our PlayStation classics to the big screen?
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