Writers Dalton Leeb and Nicholas Jacobson-Larson have come onboard for Mattel’s live-action adaptation of Hot Wheels. The film is backed by Warner Bros Discovery and JJ Abram under Bad Robot banner.
Introduced in 1986, Mattel’s Hot Wheels is one of the most famous toy brands in the world. The company, which produces miniature vehicles, has created an iconic imagery with its fiery orange flames.
“As the global leader in car culture, Hot Wheels has been igniting the challenger spirit in auto enthusiasts for generations. Fans of all ages are now in for the ride of their lives with the incredible talent of J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot joining us alongside Warner Bros. Pictures to transform Hot Wheels’ legendary IP into a thrilling story for the big screen,” Mattel Films executive producer Robbie Brenner was quoted as saying.
Dalton and Nicholas have earlier worked in science fiction film Endurance, Strongman and currently writing The Fall.
While no cast or technical crew members of the film have been announced yet, Mattel’s another line of toys, Barbie, is also set to get a feature adaptation. The film will be directed by Greta Gerwig and stars Margot Robbie. It will release on July 21.