“Growing up, Hot Wheels were more than just cars, they were vehicles for our imaginations,” said Peter Dodd, Vice President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. “Today, we at Warner Bros. are thrilled to bring that imagination to the big screen with Robbie Brenner and the creative team at Mattel along with the ingenious minds of J.J. Abrams, Hannah Minghella, and the team at Bad Robot.”
Hannah Minghella, Bad Robot’s President of Motion Pictures said, “Before Hot Wheels became the global household name it is today, it was the dream of Elliot Handler, who was inventing and building toy cars at home in his Southern California garage. It’s that imagination, passion, and risk-taking spirit that we want to capture in this film.”
According to Deadline, writers Dalton Leeb and Nicholas Jacobson-Larson are on board to pen the live-action adaptation of the 54-year old racecar toys, Hot Wheels.
The writing duo have written an original science-ficiton script for Netflix about a group of AI robots that have been marooned on Mars and begin to turn on one another while setting up a colony for humans. They're writing The Fall for Amblin and Blackmaled Productions, and they wrote Strongman, a darkly comedic reimagining of the making of the original Star Wars trilogy through the eyes of David Prowse, the English bodybuilder behind Darth Vaders mask. Strongmans script earned Leeb and Jacobson-Larson a spot on the 2017 Black List.
Mattel Films is really pushing development on further projects and feature mnovies based on American Girl, Barney, Magic 8 Ball, Major Matt Mason, Matchbox, Masters of the Universe, Polly Pocket, Rock Em Sock Em Robots, Thomas & Friends, Uno, View-Master and Wish Bone. Mattel Films developed the new Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling that will hit theaters July 21st.
I think Fast & the Furious already beat them to it ?
I have no idea how to feel about this. Is there really a plot to these that I just am clueless on?
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