Legendary Pictures has closed deals with director Simon Crane and writer Paul Attanasio for the upcoming feature film Hot Wheels, based on the classic Mattel toy car line. Attanasio will rewrite from the draft written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway which originally attracted Crane to the project.
Joe Roth, Palak Patel, and Sam Mercer of Roth Films will produce with Legendary. Alex Garcia is overseeing the project for Legendary.
Crane is one of the industry’s preeminent second-unit directors, most recently on World War Z and the upcoming Edge of Tomorrow. Attanasio recently wrote Scarface for Universal, and previously wrote the screenplay for The Sum of All Fears, among others. He was twice nominated for an Oscar for his work writing Quiz Show and Donnie Brasco. Attanasio also created the series “House.”
Art Marcum and Matt Holloway co-wrote Iron Man and Summit’s Highlander reboot.