The project had initially been set up at Paramount Pictures, which had Taylor Lautner attached to star as the title character for a period of time. He bowed out in February 2010 in favor of Stretch Armstrong, a project which he later left in January 2012. When Paramount let the rights expire, the project reverted back to Mattel. The toy company is taking a more hands-on role in the development, partnering with Miami-based Dolphin Entertainment, which is funding the development.
Max Steel centers on a teenage boy named Max, who controls an energy power dubbed Tachyon Unlimited Radiant Bio-Optimized (TURBO), and partners with the alien Steel.
Joe Roth is attached to produce, although no production schedule has been given at this time. Disney XD launched a Max Steel animated series earlier this year, featuring Andrew Francis voicing the title character.
Best of the Web
5 New Max Steel Photos with Director Commentary
Director Stewart Hendler reveals new details about this adaptation of Mattel's toy line, arriving in theaters next year.
7 New Max Steel Photos Reveal First Look at the Villainous Dread
Max Steel brings the villainous Dread to life from the animated series with a suit created by Legacy Effects.
First Max Steel Images Introduce Max McGrath and His Steel Armor
Ben Winchell plays ordinary teenager Max McGrath, who transforms into superhero Max Steel in director Stewart Hendler's adaptation of Mattel's hit toy line.
Andy Garcia Joins Max Steel as Dr. Miles Edwards
Production begins today in Wilmington, North Carolina on this live-action adaptation of the popular Mattel toy line.
Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane Set to Star in Max Steel
The film centers teenager Max McGrath and his alien companion Steel, who combine special turbo-energy powers to become the superhero Max Steel.
Live Action Max Steel Movie Gets Fall 2014 Release Date
Dolphin Entertainment, Mattel and Open Road Films are teaming up for this adaptation of the popular toy line about a teenager with amazing powers.