After quite a long time in development – including a while when Taylor Lautner was going to take the lead role – the live action film version of Max Steel has finally come together.
The likes of Ben Winchell, Ana Villafane and Andy Garcia have already signed on and now Variety reports they’ll be joined by Maria Bello.
Max Steel was launched as an action figure line and CG TV series in 2000, but never really took off (although apparently he’s still big in Latin America). It’s perhaps Max’s lack of popularity that’s made Mattel so keen on making a movie out of the extreme sports fan turned supherhuman spy, hoping that a film will give Max the worldwide fandom that’s so far alluded him.
That’s especially true as Mattel is largely funding it themselves and it’ll be released independently.
Shooting on the movie started last month. Bello will play Max’s grandmother.