‘Max Steel’ Adaptation Moves Forward

Stewart Hendler is attached to direct this live-action adaptation of Mattel's toy line about a teenager with amazing powers.
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‘Max Steel’ Adaptation Moves Forward

Max Steel moves forward at Dolphin Entertainment Dolphin Entertainment has resurrected the languishing Max Steel, setting Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row) to direct from a screenplay by Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World).

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.

Max Steel was released in 2015.

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  • mr-k • 2 years ago

    @ejk1 Really? The scary part is that Taylor still acting? But he's no longer in the movie.

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    • kingbrady • 2 years ago

      @Number1Wolverine thats what i said with Skeletor and Masters of the Universe but my mother mustve forgot as i was sure he was as well

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      • narrator • 2 years ago

        @ejk1 Ahaha! Whatever the opposite of a silver lining is, consider that it.

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        • Number1Wolverine • 2 years ago

          @kingbrady - Not all of them, He-Man is Mattel as well.

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          • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

            On a serious note, this is one adaptation I'm really looking forward. And, it could not come at a better time. We're in the superhero genre that is at full steam, Max Steel is basically that and has had the toy sales to boot. Sure, looking at the classic cartoon series now you can laugh at the horrid aged 3D animation they tried at the time but it was one of my favorites. No Taylor ? Perfecto

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            • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

              @ejk1 LOL

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              • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                @mr-k First off, the Cabbage Patch Kids are born in a cabbage patch, and have no mothers. That's why they are all adopted by the little girls like my sister, who made our parents adopt five or six of them. Second, I think we're missing the scary part of the story: Taylor Lautner is still acting!!!! Aughhhh!!! Run, people, run while you still can!!!!!!!!

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                • kingbrady • 2 years ago

                  @mr-k that sounds like a good idea, im going to pitch that to Mattel's marketing team here in Toronto

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                  • kingbrady • 2 years ago

                    @Number1Wolverine all the movies u mentioned are Hasbro.....Max Steel is Mattel

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                    • lazerdude • 2 years ago

                      Max Power.... he's the man who's name you love to touch... but you mustn't touch! oh wait it says max steel....

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                      • Number1Wolverine • 2 years ago

                        @mr-k - Why not a Max Steel movie? I mean we got a G.I.Joe, Transformers, and even a He-Man movie reboot coming out.

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                        • Number1Wolverine • 2 years ago

                          It's about time they got Max Steel back into production :).

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                          • monkeyiron2-0 • 2 years ago

                            and I saw this happening

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                            • mr-k • 2 years ago

                              Really? A Max Steel movie? Morons. Next up is Cabbage Patch Kids The Movie starring Betty White as a creepy Cabbage Patch mother to all of her Cabbage children!

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