Legendary Pictures has machinations on a Hot Wheels film, Variety reports. The studio is said to be interested in acquiring the rights from Mattel for a live-action feature.
According the story, the film would be developed as “edgier” fare, aiming for an audience similar to that of The Fast and the Furious franchise, rather than as a children’s film.
The popular toy line dates back to 1968 and, since the initial wave of 16 different models, more than 10,000 variations of 1:64 scale automobiles have been produced. Though a film version has been announced for development by various studios in the past, none have made it to production.