Director Justin Lin whose credits include the first four Fast and Furiousnbsp;film and Star Trek Beyond is set to helm the feature film based on Mattel’s classic toy cars Hot Wheels.
Lin 44 will also produce the movie through his production company Perfect Storm Entertainment as well as co-finance alongside Legendary Entertainment said The Hollywood Reporter.
Legendary’s Alex Garcia will oversee for the company. As the project is still in early development stages no writer has yet to be attached.
The big-screen take on the Hot Wheels toy cars has actually been in the works for years. In 2003 McG ‘Supernatural’ was attached to direct and produce for Columbia Pictures before it landed at Warner Bros.
The news of negotiations between Legendary and Mattel broke in 2011. In 2013 stunt coordinator Simon Crane was hired to helm the project.
Hot Wheelsnbsp;is not the first Mattel toyline adapted to the big screen. Aside from a long list of Barbie films a movie based on the Mattel action figure Max Steel is coming to US theatres onnbsp;October 14. It stars Ben Winchell Maria Bello Ana Villafane Andy Garcia and Billy Slaughter.