JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot to Produce Movie – The Hollywood Reporter

Bad Robot revs its engines for the Hot Wheels film.

Production banner JJ Abrams will produce the film based on the car-centric toy line from Mattel Films and Warner Bros.

The project’s exact plot is unknown, but the description reads: “The high-revving action movie will bring this beloved cross-generation franchise to life and feature some of the hottest and most popular cars, monster trucks and motorcycles. finest in the world.”

Kevin McKeon and Andrew Scannell will lead the project to Mattel Films, with Peter Dodd for Warner Bros. Pictures. Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen will oversee Bad Robot.

Minghella, President of Film at Bad Robot, said: “Before Hot Wheels became the global name it is today, it was the dream of Elliot Handler, who invented and built miniature cars at home. in his Southern California garage. It is this spirit of imagination, passion and risk-taking that we want to capture in this film.

Bad Robot has a rich overall deal with Warner Bros. Discovery, until 2024. As part of this pact, Bad Robot is working on several projects inspired by massive IP, including a Superman movie with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and an adaptation of Dr. Suess. ‘ Oh, the places you will go! with Jon Chu attached to direct.