"28 Weeks Later" director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and "World War Z" second-unit director Simon Crane are the favorites to helm the film adaptation of Mattel's "Hot Wheels" brand at Legendary Pictures.
Art Marcum and Matt Holloway penned the script which is being setup as a "Mission: Impossible" clone rather than a "Fast & Furious" rip-off.
A decision on a director is expected to be made in the coming weeks. Shooting aims to begin in the first quarter of 2014.
Source: Heat Vision