For several years a live action movie version of Mattel’s toy and TV show line Max Steel has been in the works. At one point it was planned as a big budget tentpole affair starring Taylor Lautner, but that didn’t work out and it’s ended up as something a bit smaller and interestingly the entire thing is being funded my Mattel themselves.
Now the first pics from the movie have arrived via Moviefone. As you can see above, Max is looking pretty hot, even if he is rather scarred.
Max Steel is about teenager Maxwell McGrath and his alien companion Steel, who can combine special turbo-energy powers to generate into the superhero Max Steel. The film’s plot apparently ‘centers on bringing a positive and relatable hero to kids, drawing upon turbo-charged teamwork, laughter and friendship.’ (And that cringe-inducing quote is what happens when a massive corporation makes a movie).
Ben Winchell plays Max, with Ana Villafañe, Andy Garcia and Maria Bello also starring. It’ll be in cinemas next year.
Take a look at all the new pics below.