Legendary Eyes Hot Wheels

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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.

Housed at Warner Bros., Legendary’s upcoming projects include The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel and Godzilla, among others.