Bionicle: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brett Matthews has come aboard to write the latest installment of the Bionicle franchise, which is being co-produced by toy giant Lego and Miramax Films.

The first two installments of the popular children's franchise -- Bionicle: Mask of Light and Bionicle 2, in production -- were made as direct-to-DVD releases. The still-untitled third project will be a theatrical release and will mark Miramax's first foray into the booming CGI family feature film genre.

Bionicle, the convergence of "biological" and "chronicle," is set in the time before time and features a vast array of smart-thinking biomechanical action heroes with elemental powers called the Toa in their ongoing struggle against the shadowy force of the Makuta.