Thought that Battleship‘s sinking would make studios think twice about searching for ideas in the toy aisle? No dice: According to The Hollywood Reporter, a proposed Hot Wheels movie — first floated two years ago — is finally getting off the ground. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and Simon Crane (second-unit director of World War Z) are both in the running to helm the film, which Legendary hopes to get “revving” during 2014’s first quarter.
THR describes the movie’s script as “more Mission: Impossible than Fast & Furious.” All I really hope is that the storyline focuses on a dude named Wheels who’s hot.
Actually, strike that: I also hope this means that Hollywood is truly recommitting to the “retro toy pastiche” genre, which would pave the way for films like these:
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