Saturday, August 3, 2013
"Max Steel" Forges A Movie Deal
According to reports, Dolphin Entertainment has acquired film rights from toy manufacturer Mattel, to develop a live-action movie, based on the 'Max Steel' toy line, with writer Christopher Yost ("Thor: The Dark World") writing the screenplay for director Stewart Hendler ("Sorority Row").
The Max Steel line of action figures produced by Mattel initially sought to emulate Hasbro's original 12-inch 'G.I. Joe' toys.
The property was then developed into an animated TV series airing from 2000 to 2002, as well as featured in 9 direct-to-video animated films, released every year from 2004-2012.
A new "Max Steel" CG-animated series debuted March 2013 on Disney XD with a new toy line accompanying the series.
Originally, the character's origin began with teenager 'Josh McGrath' who has an accident involving 'N-Tek nanoprobes' that infiltrate his body, enabling him to transform at will (like the original 'Captain Marvel') into the athletic super-powered adult, 'Max Steel'.
In the 2013 TV series reboot, the main character is renamed 'Maxwell MacGrath' aka 'Max'. When he is in 'turbo mode' he is known as 'Max Steel' because he combines with an ultralink robotic companion named 'Steel'.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Max Steel"...