Hot Wheels movie scores Fast & Furious director Justin Lin
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the long-gestating Hot Wheels movie has just gotten a jump start with the hiring of filmmaker Justin Lin (the Fast & Furious franchise, Star Trek Beyond), who is slated to both direct and produce via his Perfect Storm Entertainment.
A film based on the classic Mattel toy car line has been in development since 2003, and has seen the likes of McG (Terminator Salvation) and Simon Crane (second unit director on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) jockeying to direct for companies as varied as Columbia, Warner Bros. and most recently Legendary Pictures. The latter is still onboard the project, which is currently out to writers. We’d heard rumors that there was a writer’s room staffed for the project, but all that may be out the window now that Lin is onboard. Alex Garcia is overseeing the project for Legendary.
Lin most recently helmed this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, which was a hit with fans and critics but disappointed at the worldwide box office, becoming the lowest-grossing of Paramount’s franchise reboot trilogy.
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