'Max Steel' Adaptation Moves Forward

Stewart Hendler is attached to direct this live-action adaptation of Mattel's toy line about a teenager with amazing powers.
Max Steel moves forward at Dolphin Entertainment
Max Steel moves forward at Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment has resurrected the languishing Max Steel, setting Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row) to direct from a screenplay by Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World).

The project had initially been set up at Paramount Pictures, which had Taylor Lautner attached to star as the title character for a period of time. He bowed out in February 2010 in favor of Stretch Armstrong, a project which he later left in January 2012. When Paramount let the rights expire, the project reverted back to Mattel. The toy company is taking a more hands-on role in the development, partnering with Miami-based Dolphin Entertainment, which is funding the development.

Max Steel centers on a teenage boy named Max, who controls an energy power dubbed Tachyon Unlimited Radiant Bio-Optimized (TURBO), and partners with the alien Steel.

Joe Roth is attached to produce, although no production schedule has been given at this time. Disney XD launched a Max Steel animated series earlier this year, featuring Andrew Francis voicing the title character.

Max Steel comes to theaters in 2014. The film is directed by Stewart Hendler.


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Comments (14)

  1. Mr.K

    @ejk1 Really? The scary part is that Taylor still acting? But he's no longer in the movie.

    8 months agoby @mr-kFlag

  2. kingbrady

    @Number1Wolverine thats what i said with Skeletor and Masters of the Universe but my mother mustve forgot as i was sure he was as well

    8 months agoby @kingbradyFlag

  3. the Narrator

    @ejk1 Ahaha! Whatever the opposite of a silver lining is, consider that it.

    8 months agoby @narratorFlag

  4. BERSERKER

    @kingbrady - Not all of them, He-Man is Mattel as well.

    8 months agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    On a serious note, this is one adaptation I'm really looking forward. And, it could not come at a better time. We're in the superhero genre that is at full steam, Max Steel is basically that and has had the toy sales to boot. Sure, looking at the classic cartoon series now you can laugh at the horrid aged 3D animation they tried at the time but it was one of my favorites. No Taylor ? Perfecto

    8 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. ejk1

    @mr-k First off, the Cabbage Patch Kids are born in a cabbage patch, and have no mothers. That's why they are all adopted by the little girls like my sister, who made our parents adopt five or six of them. Second, I think we're missing the scary part of the story: Taylor Lautner is still acting!!!! Aughhhh!!! Run, people, run while you still can!!!!!!!!

    8 months agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. kingbrady

    @mr-k that sounds like a good idea, im going to pitch that to Mattel's marketing team here in Toronto

    8 months agoby @kingbradyFlag

  8. kingbrady

    @Number1Wolverine all the movies u mentioned are Hasbro.....Max Steel is Mattel

    8 months agoby @kingbradyFlag

  9. LazerDude

    Max Power.... he's the man who's name you love to touch... but you mustn't touch! oh wait it says max steel....

    8 months agoby @lazerdudeFlag

  10. BERSERKER

    @mr-k - Why not a Max Steel movie? I mean we got a G.I.Joe, Transformers, and even a He-Man movie reboot coming out.

    8 months agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  11. BERSERKER

    It's about time they got Max Steel back into production :).

    8 months agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  12. Monkeyiron 2.0

    and I saw this happening

    8 months agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  13. Mr.K

    Really? A Max Steel movie? Morons. Next up is Cabbage Patch Kids The Movie starring Betty White as a creepy Cabbage Patch mother to all of her Cabbage children!

    8 months agoby @mr-kFlag