Fast and Furious Director Justin Lin has closed a deal to direct Legendary‘s Hot Wheels, a film based on the car toyline from Mattel. The film still needs a writer.
Lin will develop, produce and direct the movie via his Perfect Storm Entertainment. He and his Perfect Storm Entertainment also have an option to co-finance the film.
Hot Wheels is one of the world’s biggest toy brands, with Mattel claiming that it’s the best-selling toy in the world, with more than 5 billion tiny cars produced since 1968. According to Mattel, the company creates nine million cars every week and sells 10 every second.
Most recently, Lin directed the new Star Trek Beyond movie. So it’s safe to say that he knows how to make a kickass action movie. Whereas Perfect Storm is developing Space Jam 2 on the film side and at least four television projects it is developing, including a new take on the police drama S.W.A.T.