Though it was a bit beyond my time, there was, apparently, a line of Mattel toys called Max Steel back in the 90s somewhere. This toy line, much like some of its famous predecessors, branched out and expanded to cartoons, video games and animated films. Now, they want to take it a step further and convert the old property into a real life movie. And though the project has been plagued with a few problems, it looks like it’s back on track to production.
Max Steel has switched hands from Paramount to Dolphin Entertainment, who plan to go ahead with it. They’ve enlisted the aid of writer Christopher Yost, known for his work on a veritable shit-ton of cartoons ranging from Wolverine and the X-Men to The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and director Stewart Hendler, known for nothing in particular.
The story, in case you’re as in the dark as I was about Max Steel, revolves around a teenager named Maxwell McGrath and his alien buddy Steel. Together, they combine to form Max Steel, a mighty super hero.
Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.