It’s been forever and a day since we heard any news about the Max Steel movie. But out of the blue the first trailer for the long-awaited action film has hit the net.
Check it out:
Here’s the films synopsis:
Max Steel is an in-depth “origin” story packed with captivating characters and fast-paced action. The plot chronicles the adventures of Max McGrath and his mother have just moved back to Copper Canyon, the town in which Max’s scientist father died in a mysterious accident shortly after Max was born. As Max adjusts to his new school, things get complicated when his body starts to generate strange energy flare-ups that he can’t control.
At first a confusing mix of inconvenient and exhilarating, this unpredictable power eventually grows too intense for Max to handle, causing him to distance himself from those around him including the girl he likes, Sofia. Eventually the energy pushes him to the verge of fatal combustion. In the nick of time, a techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel, who has been secretly monitoring Max’s progress, saves him just before he loses consciousness. The two discover that when joined together they can control the energy and harness it into superhuman strength – and that when apart, neither can survive for long.
As these two unlikely friends learn to accept their connected fates, they begin to uncover secrets surrounding the death of Max’s father. As they dig deeper, they soon find themselves hunted by an unforeseen enemy bent on capturing Max and Steel for a sinister agenda of destruction. Uncertain who to trust, they will have to work together to find the truth, and fight the mysterious forces threatening our world.
The once popular Mattel action figure was getting the live-action treatment over at Paramount Pictures back in 2009. However development stalled, and the studio eventually lost the rights to the property.
The ball on Max Steel started rolling again in 2013 on when Mattel partnered up with Dolphin Entertainment (they do a lot of stuff with Nickelodeon). Thor: The Dark World writer Christopher Yost was brought on-board to pen the script and Stewart Hendler to direct the film.
Filming began in spring 2014, and Ben Winchell was cast in the titular role of Max Steel. Ana Villafañe, Andy García and Maria Bello also joined the cast.
Filming only lasted a month, and it was expected to hit screens by 2015, but for some unknown reasons the project was shelved. Leading many to believe it would never be seen by the general public (which may have been a good thing going by the trailer).
Max Steel hits screens October 21, 2016