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.

SEE ALSO: Mattel to Create Original Entertainment Through Playground Productions Banner (EXCLUSIVE)

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.

PHOTOS: 10 Upcoming Films Based on Toys

More Film

  • Rebel Wilson and Taye Diggs

    Concert Review: 'Beauty and the Beast' Gets Adoring Tribute at Hollywood Bowl

    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 […]

  • Solo a Star Wars Story Deadpool

    It's Official: Deadpool Is Now Cooler Than Han Solo

    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 […]

  • solo a star wars story

    Box Office: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Headed for Underwhelming Holiday Weekend Debut

    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 […]

  • solo a star wars story

    How the Kasdans Settled the Biggest Debate in 'Star Wars' History With 'Solo'

    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 […]

  • Morgan Freeman Sexual Harassment

    Morgan Freeman Issues New Statement: 'I Did Not Assault Women'

    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 […]

  • Euphoria Review

    Cannes Film Review: 'Euphoria'

    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 […]

  • David Permut

    David Permut, Naomi Kawase Join Shanghai Festival Jury

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content