“Fast Five” and “Star Trek Beyond” helmer Justin Lin has closed a deal to direct the “Hot Wheels” film based on Mattel’s car toyline and for his own Perfect Storm Entertainment banner, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures.
At last report the story follows a washed-up Illinois State Trooper who, after a dangerous military device falls into the hands of a criminal, fights the man his father once put behind bars.
That version of the script, penned by Paul Attanasio, is likely out as a new writer is being sought. The film isn’t expected to be Lin’s next project. Hot Wheels is one of the world’s biggest toy brands with more than 5 billion tiny cars produced since 1968.