Toy giant Mattel is dipping its toe into the live-action movie business for the first time ever with Max Steel, and, following the release of the first international trailer just last week, the first domestic (U.S.) trailer has finally hit.
Directed by Stewart Hendler (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn), from a script by Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World), Max Steel took forever to arrive. Heck, the first official pics were released back in 2014! Sheesh.
The movie stars Ben Winchell (Necessary Roughness), Ana Villafañe (Hiding), Maria Bello (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), Andy Garcia (Ocean's Eleven) and Mike Doyle (Green Lantern, The Invitation). Josh Brenner (The Internship) provides the voice for Steel. Fun fact: Max Steel actually started out as a Mattel action figure before becoming an animated series on Disney XD.
Here’s how Hendler described the movie in a recent interview with Yahoo Movies:
"It’s a family, coming-of-age superhero movie with some comedy elements. One of the things that I really love about the movie is the relationship between Max and Steel, the little floating alien dude. It has a buddy comedy vibe to it. And that’s my favorite part of the film, the heart and the banter of the film. But ultimately it’s an origin story for this Mattel brand that is about a superhero that is literally the combination of an alien and a teenager. So we explain the roots of that."
Based on a toy and animated series, the film chronicles the adventures of 16-year old Max McGrath (Winchell) and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel. As these two unlikely friends struggle to accept their oddly connected fates, they begin to uncover unimaginable secrets, working together to find the truth, and fighting the mysterious forces threatening their world.
Max Steel is set to blast into movie theaters on Oct. 21.
(via Yahoo Movies)