Legendary Revs Up ‘Hot Wheels’ With Simon Crane and Paul Attanasio

Crane will direct and Attanasio will pen the script

With the huge success of “The Fast & Furious” franchise, Legendary is now looking to get the pistons pumping on a property the whole world is accustomed to.

The company has tapped Simon Crane to direct and Paul Attanasio to pen a “Hot Wheels” feature based around the famous toy cars. Attanasio will rewrite from the draft written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway which originally attracted Crane to the project.

Legendary acquired the licensing rights from Mattel in 2011 and has been trying to get the film up and into production for some time.

No plot details are known, Legendary’s initial instinct was to market the film toward young men who were attracted to the “Fast & Furious” franchise — not the kids who would be playing with the toys.

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Joe Roth, Palak Patel, and Sam Mercer of Roth Films will produce with Legendary. Alex Garcia is overseeing the project for Legendary.

The CAA-repped Crane has been waiting for the opportunity to helm his first feature having cut his teeth as a second unit director on pics such as “World War Z” and “Edge of Tomorrow.” Attanasio is also repped by CAA and most recently wrote the script to Universal’s “Scarface” reboot.

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  1. Arnie Tracey says:

    Wow. Hot Wheels. What next? Chatty Cathy? Silly Putty. Seems money is there for brand-names. Story? Plot? Characters? Meh. I know. I know. I’ll never yada yada yada blah blah !!!

    • JOE S HILL says:

      This is what Legendary Pictures want to do,, a movie based on Mattel Toys’ 1968 franchise? sorry,,but
      ABC-TV beat them to the punch already,when they aired a Saturday morning cartoon series in Fall 1969
      from Pantomine Pictures and Ken Synder,who did their “SKYHAWKS” cartoon series on that same network that same year! and this is what Legendary wants to do now,,make movies based on Mattel Toys?,,no thank you! they should’ve stayed at Warner Bros.,where they flourished heavily,,but,decisions
      can be tricky,especially when they chose Universal as their new partner-not wise,,but let’s see how well
      they really do,because so far,if this is their idea of a new movie,they are in the wrong decade for that!
      i see a “HE-MAN” disaster,waiting to happen!

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