Mattel has officially partnered with Dolphin Entertainment to develop and produce the long-gestating Max Steel movie, based on Mattel's franchise of the same name. Open Road Films will domestically distribute the pic as the first of a multi-picture agreement with Dolphin Films, a newly created subsidiary of Dolphin Entertainment.
Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) will pen the script, with Stewart Hendler (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Sorority Row) set to direct Max Steel.
The story centers on a teenager named Maxwell McGrath and his alien companion Steel who are able to combine special turbo-energy powers to generate the superhero Max Steel. Taylor Lautner was once attached to star a couple years ago, but that never panned out. With a writer and director now in place, the search for a new leading man will likely begin soon.
Max Steel is currently slated for a wide release in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Source : ign[dot]com