Sony Developing TV Series Based On Twisted Metal Game

Sony is going to develop a film based on its popular video game, Twisted Metal.
Sony is going to develop a film based on its popular video game, Twisted Metal. Sony Official Website

During an investor relations meeting on Tuesday, Sony confirmed that it is developing a TV show based on the popular Twisted Metal video game series.

The Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Tony Vinciquerra, said that the recently announced PlayStation Productions was successful in closing the deal for a Twisted Metal show. Unfortunately, the executive did not bother sharing many significant details about the deal beyond that.

Vinciquerra said that they already have a TV show underway, and it will be developed from the IP on PlayStation. “It’s called Twisted Metal,” he claimed. He further explained that the game was released “many years ago” and that they are set to develop a TV series around it.

Of course, it is just a development confirmation from the Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO. Still, his decision to showcase only the tip of the iceberg is understandable as he wants to remind the company’s investors about the series and the news. Apart from the Twisted Metal game TV show, he went to announce that the highly anticipated Uncharted movie is already in “advanced development.” Vinciquerra did not emphasize what it really means, but director Dan Trachtenberg (the director of 10 Cloverfield Lane) is expected to helm the film. In fact, his name was already attached to the project back in January after Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) exited.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time Twisted Metal was attached to a movie or TV series. The first game was launched in 1995 and the latest entry to the franchise arrived back in 2012. Around the same period, a movie completely based on the game was announced. Unfortunately, after some ups and downs, it never got produced.

PlayStation Productions is gearing towards the idea of developing movies and/or TV series based on Sony’s catalogs of games. The only catch right now is that it has no solid information about which games are being tapped, and when these movies and shows will be released.

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