Hot Wheels cars transform into feature film
(photo/Hot Wheels via Facebook)
Hollywood makes a Hot Wheels film. Yes, everyone’s favorite die-cast toy cars will star in a live-action movie. With the blessing of Mattel, Warner Bros. Pictures and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot will produce the film.
Robbie Brenner, Executive Producer, Mattel Films:
“As a global leader in automotive culture, Hot Wheels has ignited the spirit of challenger in automotive enthusiasts for generations. Fans of all ages are now ready for the ride of a lifetime with the incredible talent of JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot who joins us alongside Warner Bros. Pictures to turn the legendary Hot Wheels IP into a thrilling story for the big screen.
It is not the first time that the best selling cars in the world have made the leap from the living room floor to the screen. A single-season animated television series aired in 1969. Several films and animated shows feature the cars, primarily aimed at children via Saturday morning cartoons and streaming service films.
Longtime television and film writer attached
The announcement was short on the details of the plans for the film, but IMDb has writer Paul Attanasio attached as screenwriter. His other works include 2002’s The Sum of All Fears and 1994’s Quiz Show. He has also worked extensively on several television series. One of those series was Homicide: Life on the Streets, so could we be looking at some gritty Hot Wheels? Probably not.
Hannah Minghella, director of the film Bad Robot:
“Before Hot Wheels became the global name it is today, it was the dream of Elliot Handler, who invented and built miniature cars at home in his Southern California garage. this imagination, this passion and this risk-taking spirit that we want to capture in this film.
We’re big fans of the Hot Wheels expansion in Forza Horizon 3. It brought the orange and blue tracks, jumps, loops, and car launchers (along with a few more cars) to Xbox systems in 2017. Driving left us wanting more, but we’re not sure how it will the transition to a feature film.
Bad Robot has also produced the Cloverfield films, the Star Trek franchise since 2016, and the later Mission Impossible films. Although none of the company’s previous titles are toy adaptations, the production company showed that it could produce a good action film.
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Whatever the result, it must be better than the Need of speed adaptation of the 2014 game, starring Aaron Paul. This must be true? As long as there are cool cars doing fun stunts, we’ll probably be sitting there happy with our popcorn.
Get ready for a load of others classic toy franchises made into movies. Mattel and Warner are also working on soon-to-be-released Barbie, along with Masters of the Universe, American Girl, Polly Pocket, and, wait, seriously? Uno, Magic 8 Ball and View Master.