Anthony Mackie will play John Doe

Star nabs lead role in Twisted Metal TV series

Anthony Mackie plays Joe Doe in Twisted Metal adaptation

Anthony Mackie has landed the lead role of John Doe in the Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions’ Twisted Metal, a live-action TV series adaptation of the PS1 game of the same name.

Doe is a smart-ass milkman who talks as fast as he drives. With no memory of his past, he 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.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Twisted Metal will a action comedy based on an original take by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Cobra Kai writer Michael Jonathan Smith will write and executive produce, while Reese and Wernick are attached to executive produce.