Friday, November 8, 2013

MAX STEEL To Go Live-Action For Theaters In 2014!

I was not as well familiar with the Max Steel franchise till I came upon The Action Elite's newest article on it from last month's Fan Expo in Canada. The character is based on a Mattel toy line and a 2002 Television show, and was lately rebooted for a new Cartoon Network series produced by Len Wiseman and Paul W.S. Anderson.

On Wednesday, the public received word via a new press release that the famed animated show is now obtaining a full-fledged function length series. Soon after seeing this year's series trailer, I myself thought it would make live action car...

I guess an individual up there study what I was considering.

Verify out the complete press release, as forwarded by
Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. and Mattel, Inc. have confirmed they are teaming up to develop the reside-action, feature-length film Max Steel based on Mattel's franchise property of the very same name. The film will be created by Dolphin Films, a newly-formed subsidiary of Dolphin Entertainment. Open Road Films will distribute Max Steel in the U.S. as the very first of a multi-image agreement with Dolphin Films. The film will be provided a wide release in theaters in the fourth quarter of 2014. 
"Nowadays marks the starting of an exciting new relationship between Dolphin Entertainment and Mattel, two companies that have regularly worked to delight and entertain young children all more than the globe," mentioned Bill O'Dowd, CEO, Dolphin Entertainment. "We could not feel of a much better house to kick off Dolphin's function film division than Max Steel, which tells a story of the energy of friendship and teamwork, with a heavy dose of humor – all qualities we hope to bring to our partnership with the Mattel team." 
"Dolphin has an superb track record in generating family members, tween, teen and young adult- focused entertainment," stated Tom Ortenberg, CEO, Open Road Films. "We can not wait to operate with Bill O'Dowd and his group to bring this item to the marketplace." 
"Launching our film division has been a organic progression for us. Along with our established television and digital departments, our theatrical group will total our goal of getting a completely cross-platform production and distribution business," added O'Dowd. "Open Road Films was the very first decision for our theatrical companion as Tom Ortenberg, Elliott Kleinberg and Jason Cassidy are not only accomplished in the theatrical distribution enterprise, but also correct gentlemen." 
Produced internally by Mattel, the Max Steel™ franchise spans multi-platform entertainment, toys and customer merchandise. In improvement with Dolphin Entertainment the feature-length film will introduce audiences to a new and never ever-prior to-seen planet of Max Steel. 
"Teaming with Dolphin Entertainment and leading Hollywood creative talent to write, make and direct the function film, Max Steel will excite and engage audiences around the planet," mentioned Doug Wadleigh, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Brands Marketing, Mattel. "Max Steel's debut on the large screen is the next evolutionary step for the franchise using a live-action theatrical format to truly personify the brand." 
Bill O'Dowd will make the film alongside kid's entertainment veteran Julia Pistor who is generating for Mattel. Pistor's storytelling and production experience spans more than two-decades with substantial operate in tv, film and syndication for premier worldwide entertainment firms which includes Nickelodeon, HIT Entertainment and Viacom Enterprises. 
"Max Steel is an action-packed, character-driven story that fits completely into the inventive film-generating mold," stated Pistor. "We have assembled a world-class team in bringing Christopher and Stewart to the project and collectively will inform the origin story of Max Steel in an authentic, visually compelling way." 
Max Steel tells the story of teenager Maxwell McGrath and alien companion Steel who can combine particular turbo-power powers to produce sensational superhero Max Steel. The storyline centers on bringing a constructive and relatable hero to children, drawing upon turbo-charged teamwork, laughter and friendship. 
Max Steel writer Christopher Yost most not too long ago rewrote and did the production function on Thor: The Dark World for Marvel and director Alan Taylor. He also wrote the superhero adventure Secret Headquarters for Paramount and Stuber Photos. Previously, Yost was a member of Marvel's Writers Program, exactly where he worked on the initial Thor. 
Max Steel director Stewart Hendler not too long ago directed and executive developed "H+," a digital series for Dolphin Entertainment and Warner Brothers Entertainment, winning a Very best Director award and sharing in a Greatest Sci-Fi or Action Series award at The 2013 Streamy Awards. Hendler also lately completed function on the award-winning digital series "Halo: Forward Unto Dawn." In between them, "Halo" and "H+" have garnered 24 business nominations, hence far. He also directed function films Whisper and Sorority Row.

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