Max Steel

(2015)

“Max Steel” tells the story of teenager Maxwell McGrath and alien companion Steel who can combine special turbo-energy powers to generate sensational superhero Max Steel. The storyline centers on bringing a positive and relatable hero to kids, drawing upon turbo-charged teamwork, laughter and friendship.

5 New ‘Max Steel’ Photos with Director Commentary

5 New ‘Max Steel’ Photos with Director Commentary

Max Steel tells the story of teenager Maxwell McGrath and alien companion Steel who can combine special turbo-energy powers to generate sensational superhero Max Steel. The storyline centers on bringing a positive and relatable hero to kids, drawing upon turbo-charged teamwork, laughter and friendship.

Max Steel was released in 2015.

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7 New ‘Max Steel’ Photos Reveal First Look at the Villainous Dread

7 New ‘Max Steel’ Photos Reveal First Look at the Villainous Dread

Max Steel will debut its first footage at this year's Comic-Con 2014 in just under two weeks. But Yahoo! Movies has our exclusive look at 7 new photos from this adaptation of the Mattel action figure and animated series, which gives us our first sneak peek at the villainous Dread, along with more images of star Ben Winchell as he transforms into this superhero for a kinder, gentler age of vigilantism.

The movie's central mythology is adapted from the animated TV series, including the villainous Dread. Stewart Hendler takes pride in the fact that the villain's suit was made by Legacy Effects, the studio that's created famous suits and creature designs in such films as Iron Man, Avatar, and Pacific Rim.

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First ‘Max Steel’ Images Introduce Max McGrath and His Steel Armor

First ‘Max Steel’ Images Introduce Max McGrath and His Steel Armor

While it may not have the name recognition of other toy line adaptations such as Transformers and G.I. Joe, Mattel's Max Steel could very well be the next to make the big leap from the toy shelves to box office success. New photos have been released which give us our first look at the title character, Maxwell McGrath (Ben Winchell), both in and out of his superhero costume, Sofia Martinez (Ana Villafañe) and Maria Bello as Max's mother. Take a look at these images, then read on for more details regarding director Stewart Hendler's adaptation.

Moviefone also reports that Max Steel will make its presence known at Comic-Con 2014 later this month, although it isn't known if the first footage will be shown, since production just started in late April. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

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Andy Garcia Joins ‘Max Steel’ as Dr. Miles Edwards

Andy Garcia Joins ‘Max Steel’ as Dr. Miles Edwards

Andy Garcia is one of Hollywood's most respected leading actors. He played a significant role in the 1987 blockbuster The Untouchables, and subsequently honed his multi-layered acting abilities to earn several industry awards. Garcia has been recognized for his work with Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Godfather: Part III. He also co-wrote and appeared opposite Richard Gere in Internal Affairs. He later teamed with an all-star cast for director Steven Soderbergh's remake of Ocean's Eleven, and returned for the film's sequels Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen. Garcia's recent work includes voicing the character of Eduardo in Rio 2. He can currently be seen starring as Big Al in Rob the Mob and later this year he will star in Let's Be Cops from 20th Century Fox.

Max Steel stars Ben Winchell (Disney's A.N.T. Farm, Necessary Roughness) as Max McGrath™ and Ana Villafañe (Hiding, Los Americans) as Sofia Martinez. The film is being penned by Marvel Studios veteran Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World), directed by award-winning director Stewart Hendler (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, H+) with Academy Award nominated family entertainment veteran Julia Pistor serving as producer for Mattel's Playground Productions (Nacho Libre, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events).

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Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane Set to Star in ‘Max Steel’

Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane Set to Star in ‘Max Steel’

Dolphin Films announced today that Ben Winchell (Disney's "A.N.T. Farm," "Necessary Roughness") and Ana Villafañe have signed on to play the signature roles of Max McGrath™ and Sydney Gardner in Max Steel, the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film based on Mattel's popular superhero property of the same name.

"Max Steel," which is being produced by Dolphin Films and Mattel, is slated for a wide theatrical release by Open Road Films domestically and IM Global internationally in 2015. It's being penned by Marvel Studios veteran Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) and directed by award-winning director Stewart Hendler.

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Live Action ‘Max Steel’ Movie Gets Fall 2014 Release Date

Live Action ‘Max Steel’ Movie Gets Fall 2014 Release Date

Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. and Mattel, Inc., have partnered to develop the live-action, feature-length film Max Steel based on Mattel's franchise property of the same name. The film will be produced by Dolphin Films, a newly-formed subsidiary of Dolphin Entertainment. Open Road Films will distribute Max Steel in the U.S. as the first of a multi-picture agreement with Dolphin Films. The film will be given a wide release in theaters in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Dolphin Films' multi-picture agreement with Open Road Films will focus on motion pictures aimed at families, tweens, teens and young adults, which is a strategy that aligns closely with Dolphin and O'Dowd's history delivering television and digital programming to those demographics.

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‘Max Steel’ Adaptation Moves Forward

‘Max Steel’ Adaptation Moves Forward

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.

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Taylor Lautner Bows Out of ‘Max Steel’ in Favor of ‘Stretch Armstrong’

The ‘Twilight’ actor had to let go of one of his many upcoming film projects.