Way back in July 2014, five new photos were released for Max Steel, along with commentary from director Stewart Hendler. At the time, the movie was set to be released in 2015, but that was the last we've heard from this adaptation, until now. Today we have the first international trailer for Max Steel, starring Ben Winchell as the title character, and the movie has been given an October 21 release date.
While no reason was given for the movie's delay, its new release date falls during one of the busiest weekends of the year. As of now, there are six other movies already slated to open in wide release. Paramount will roll out Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, along with Lionsgate's Boo! A Madea Halloween, Focus' A Monster Calls, 20th Century Fox's Keeping Up With the Joneses, Universal's Ouija: Origin of Evil and PureFlix's I'm Not Ashamed. Also opening that weekend in limited release are highly-anticipated indies such as In the Valley of Violence, American Pastoral, The Handmaiden and Moonlight.
Based on a toy and animated series, the film chronicles the adventures of 16-year old Max McGrath (Winchell) and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel. As these two unlikely friends struggle to accept their oddly connected fates, they begin to uncover unimaginable secrets, working together to find the truth, and fighting the mysterious forces threatening their world. United as the superhero Max Steel, they must combat an alien menace and unlock the secrets of their past.
The cast also includes Andy Garcia as Dr. Miles Edwards, Maria Bello as Molly McGrath and Josh Brener as the voice of Steel. The supporting cast is rounded out by Ana Villafane, Mike Doyle, Phillip DeVona, Billy Slaughter, Al Mitchell and Lawrence Kao. This international trailer first surfaced on YouTube, but we're not sure when a domestic trailer will arrive from Open Road Films.
Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row) is directing from a script by Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok), based on the hit animated series and Mattel toy line Production started on Max Steel way back in April 2014, but now it seems that, after some lengthy delays, fans will finally get to see Max Steel on the big screen. Take a look at this new trailer and let us know what you think.